Despite Halloween’s long, creepy shadow over our culture, its twin, the Day of the Dead, turns the tradition of fear and fright on it’s head.
Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of life, love and good food to which the dead are encouraged to join.
Dining Editor Mary Brown Malouf talked to Matt Lake, owner of Salt Lake’s Alamexo restaurants, about this macabre party to lure a family’s beloved dead to the table for a night of memories.
But most of all, Mary and Matt talked food: especially a simple traditional sandwich—mollete—that is guaranteed to bring La Catrina, death’s grande dame, to your table. Think: house-made Mexican bread filled with spicy black beans, Oaxaca cheese, chorizo and pico de gallo.
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Interviewer: Mary Brown Malouf
Guests: Matt Lake, owner of Salt Lake’s Alamexo restaurants
Sound Recording/Editing: Andrea Kile Peterson
Production: Salt Lake magazine