Learn Mexican pan de muertos Oct 17

In Mexico, preparations begin early for the annual Dia de los Muertos celebrations that run October 31 to November 2. It’s a time set aside to remember friends and family who have died, and like any good holiday, it has its own special foods. One of those – pan de muertos (bread of the dead) – will be featured in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Breads of the World series.

Pedro Arellano will demonstrate the steps to make the sweet, sugar-topped loaf at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, in the Idea Studio’s demonstration kitchen. The class is free and open to adults and teens aged 13 and older. Space is limited. Online-only registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, at the Calendar.

Arellano is a passionate foodie who enjoys sharing his knowledge; he taught how to make tortillas at the May Breads of the World class.

“I love all things kitchen-related,” Arellano said. “I grind my own whole grains at home and bake well over 100 pounds of flour a year. I make my own cheese. I cure and smoke my own bacon from scratch. My wife and I enjoy canning, dehydrating and I'm even crazy enough to roast my own coffee.”

There are two Breads of the World classes remaining for 2017: Italian ciabatta on November 21 and Danish aebleskiver on December 19. Online registration for both classes starts at 9:30 a.m. two weeks prior to class.


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