When I got there I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was a party for Latina bloggers from all across the country. The Nestlé team decorated a room with elaborate decorations and an altar for Dia de los Muertos. There were about 20 of us bloggers and we were all asked to bring an item that we felt connected us to our heritage and then talk about how it inspires us. I brought a couple images of my dad, but when it was my turn to speak, I got choked up thinking about how much I missed him, that I had to come up with a different topic altogether so I wouldn't break into tears. Actually, I would have been fine because other chicas teared up sharing their stories as well. We were an emotional group! It was a very uplifting morning and hearing everyone's personal stories brought us all close together.
Pan de Muerto. We ripped it apart and devoured it!
Abuelita! It's so yummy, I've been using a teaspoon in my coffee ever since. So much easier than dissolving the tablets!
Marcelino Sifuentes taught us how to do Mexican papercutting. He started this art form as a hobby and became so good at it that his son set upa web site for him. Marcelino said at first he laughed, but when the orders and requests for demos came in, he was delighted to have found a new career path. Now his work is shown all over the world! He doesn't use scissors, he uses traditional tools from Mexico. His work is amazing! Below are my samples I made (using scissors!)
some of the recipes here - watch for them in my Chubby Girl Delights section!
Thank you so much to the folks at Nestlé for inviting me to this fabulous event!