Do we celebrate Halloween in Mexico? Yes, more so in the big cities, but Halloween is a growing holiday throughout Mexico. However, what is predominately celebrated around this time of year is Day of the Dead. I had a wonderful time speaking with Lynne Rossetto Kasper about the iconic festivities of Day of the Dead, including the many things we do with pumpkins.
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We started by gathering a few chiles from my backyard garden. And Kelly, from Capital Decor, made some gorgeous chile arrangements to spice up my kitchen.
Then, I make Rabo de Mestiza with Holly. Rabo de Mestiza is a dish where eggs are poached in a tomato and poblano sauce. It’s perfect for an Independence Day brunch because the white eggs, green chiles and red tomato sauce represent the colors in Mexico’s flag.
The Chew Family, Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Michael Symon, Daphne Oz, Clinton Kelly, and Evette Rios, could not have been warmer, kinder and more generous when I came to visit! They hosted a most fun Mexican episode. I brought them the Garibaldi’s for a treat, and Mario and Carla made the most scrumptious torta, The Pepito, with me.
Here is where we made the Pepitos! Did you know Mario Batali speaks perfect Spanish?