Layered Guacamole and White Bean Dip
Serves: Serves 8-10 people
Prep time: 25 min.
Cook time: 25 min
Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a tradition that dates back thousands of years to pre-hispanic civilizations in what is now Mexico. What a lot of people don't know is that it’s also celebrated throughout Latin America, Europe, the Phillipines, and in Oceania. The Roman Catholic Church has adopted this cultural tradition, preserving it for generations to come. Dia de Los Muertos takes place over three days: October 31 (All Hallows’ Eve), November 1 (All Saints’ Day), and November 2 (All Souls’ Day) in which families set up an alter and an ofrenda, or offering to their deceased relatives.
Read more by Bill Esparza at Los Angeles Magazine
You can also visit Bill Esparza on his website StreetGourmetLA.com
Bill will be on the Fork Report today today to give us the lowdown on Dia De Los Muertos and is bringing in some special guests. Joining us today will be Jimmy Shaw, Founder and executive chef at Loteria Grill and Annie Burgos from La Flor De Yucatan Bakery.
And for all of your great Day of the Dead delights got to MexicanSugarSkull.com
Russ Parsons from the LA Times has a great tip for all of you! Start ordering you fresh birds NOW!
Even though Halloween just ended and Thanksgiving is still three weeks away, you need to get on this. Fresh birds sell out every year.
For more places to order fresh birds, see more at the LA Times
Pauline has been making brittle since she can remember using an old family recipe. This is the kind of product that once you taste it, you realize you want to let the world know about it. And that's exactly why Pauline formed this company.
Pauline has no desire to become a massive corporate candy machine. She wants to be able to make each batch by hand and share it with a limited audience. This her way of sharing.
Pauline Marasek will be on the show today to talk about some of the newst flavors in her shop.
Visit Pauline's Handmade Brittle at 1926 W. Olive Ave. Burbank, CA 91506 or go to their website: PaulinesHandmadeBrittle.com
Healthy Halloween Candy?! What? Hear the honest truth from these kids.
Randy Clemens, author of The Sriracha Cookbook, joins Neil in the studio to talk about his book and the upcoming L.A. Sriracha Festival tomorrow in downtown Los Angeles. Also, joining both Neil and Mr. Clemens is Chef Eric Greenspan, chef and owner of The Foundry and The Roof on Wilshire, to share a little about the dish he is making at the festival.
(Los Angeles, CA), October 1, 2013: The 1st Annual L.A. Sriracha Festival is taking place on Sunday, October 27, from 3 pm to 6 pm at LOT 613 in the downtown L.A. Arts District. This chef-driven, all-inclusive, 21+ event spotlights the world's most iconic hot sauce in a casual industrial setting. Multiple stations allow guests to enjoy a variety of Sriracha themed dishes, including desserts, at their own pace. Local craft beer, cocktails, and sodas help tame the heat while a live DJ set helps create a fun and unforgettable food and drink experience.
Some of L.A.’s best chefs and restaurants participating in this year’s event include:
Read more at RandyClemens.com
No mess! No caramel stuck in your teeth! Dylan Lauren of Dylan's Candy Bar puts a creative spin on a beloved favorite, Caramel Apples! Take a look!
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