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HOW TO BUILD A DAY OF THE DEAD ALTAR

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HOW TO BUILD A DAY OF THE DEAD ALTAR

An altar or ofrenda is a display made during Dia de Los Muertos to honor the memory of your loved ones who have passed away. Traditionally altars will include the four main elements of nature - earth, wind, water and fire. EARTH - Returning spirits are believed to be fed by the aroma of food, thus the earth is represented by fresh fruits and vegetables. WIND - Papel picado is draped around the altar as a form of movement, thus representing wind. WATER - A container of water is placed on the alter to satisfy the thirst of the spirit after its long...

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Top 5 Latino Foodie Film

5) Off The Menu (2017) Romance / Comedy  PG Cast: Dania Ramirez, Santino Fontana, Maria Conchita Alonso A just single, third generation of the big Tortilla Hut chain has to find a new dish for the chain. He meets a cute, superb chef in a New Mexican village restaurant. 4) Tortilla Soup (2001) Romance / Comedy PG-13  Cast: Héctor Elizondo, Elizabeth Peña, Raquel Welch Semi-retired Mexican-American chef Martin Naranjo shares a suburban Los Angeles home with his three adult daughters. Although he has lost the senses of smell and taste since his wife's death, he still cooks elaborate, multi-course meals for his family and friends. The women humor...

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10 Hispanic Heritage Month Event Ideas for Work, School & Play

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10 Hispanic Heritage Month Event Ideas for Work, School & Play

Are you looking for fun ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month for your work, school or group? Here are 10 great ideas to learn more about Latin cultures. 

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SAN JOSE TACO CREW

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SAN JOSE TACO CREW

The Taco Crew has completed its 2022 journey to find the best taco in San Jose! We got hundreds of recommendations and visited the locations with the best ratings and the most personal recommendations. It was impossible to narrow it down to one location so we listed our Top 5 spots. If you want to go on the taco journey and weigh in on your favorites drop-in at the locations below. #SJTacoCrew ______________________________________________________   TACO CREW GUIDELINES ______________________________________________________ Be open. Be open to trying new and different foods, going to new places and meeting new people. Be kind. Food operators are...

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HISTORY OF TAMALES

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HISTORY OF TAMALES

Tamales have been around for a very, very long time. The tamal is recorded as early as 5000 BC, and may date back to as early as 7000 BC. But, first to come were corn tortillas, made by soaking corn kernels in a lime/water solution to remove their skins, and then grinding them into corn dough (masa). They were then cooked and served alone or with various fillings. When the Mayan, Aztec and Incan warriors went off to battle, the women came along to feed the troops making tortillas, meats, stews and drinks. Then, the women got smart and creative. They...

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