Chef Ana Garcia of La Villa Bonita Mexican Culinary Vacations (www.lavillabonita.com) invites you to her culinary life. Located in the mountain village of Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico, Chef Ana teaches everyone from the food hobbyist to professional chefs in her 4 and 7 night culinary vacation packages. This blog is a slice of her daily life. Mexican food, culture, and a bit of everything.
My Favorite Week is Coming Up - Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos week is traditionally our most popular week of the year - even in front of our popular Christmas Week. It is a time of year that you really get to see and do some great things that we do not normally do. First, you get to make Pan de Muertos with the master baker of Tepoztlan. He still uses a wood-fired stove that creates some of the most delicious artisan pastry you have every tried. As well, we will create our own altar and the neighbors with their little children come and view it. This week as well, we will make traditional dishes for Tepoztlan during Muertos in our open-air kitchen. Our excursion are a bit different as we visit villages nearby to see how the cemeteries are decorated with an incredible variety of flowers. If you are a true foodie and would like to participate in a unique cultural experience, you cannot miss Dia de los Muertos week. We have only a few rooms left and would love to have you join us at La Villa Bonita.