Cultural Food Lessons

The Mexican migrant workers and the wonderful meals they prepare are present throughout Peaches.

Discussing or preparing a Mexican dish or meal is a wonderful avenue to teach culture and history.
*For another cultural food lesson visit the adult page for resources on Scottish cooking.

Food is an important part of Mexican daily life, holidays and culture. Hospitality is shown by providing guests with delicious homemade items. Many holidays have specific dishes that are prepared for the celebration.

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is November 2. It is a celebration that honors loved ones that have died.
  • Pan de Muerto (a special bread): this recipe is written in English and Spanish for a fun language lesson
  • Calaveras de Azucar(sugar skulls): prepare the skulls ahead of time and let the teens make the icing and decorate them

Día de los Muertos celebrated in Mexico
alter.jpgalter2.jpggrave.jpgDía de los Muertos grave covering
Ofrendas (alters) to Honor Loved Ones: favorite foods, candles, papel picado

Día de los Santos Reyes (Day of the Three Kings) is January 6. This day celebrates the gifts the 3 kings brought to baby Jesus.
  • Rosca de Reyes: this special bread contains a small doll to be found by one person

Mercado: Mexican Market in Cuautla, Morelos

Chiles y Verduras-peppers & vegetables
Dulceria-candy shop

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