This week on A Taste of the Past, host Linda Pelaccio is joined by Margarita Carrillo Arronte to discuss the traditional foods for Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations as well as her research of some of Mexico’s historical forgotten recipes, plus where they originated from. Margarita is a teacher, chef, cookbook author, entrepreneur, and culinary activist who has spent her life researching, teaching and cooking Mexican cuisine. She is also the author of “Mexico: The Cookbook,” published by Phaidon, which is truly an encyclopedia of the country’s rich history of food. Tune in to hear Margarita’s take on Mexico’s regional and culinary heritage. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

Photos from: Fiamma Piacentini-Huff & Copetevic

“The book is just the tip of the iceberg. Mexico has such a huge wealth in its cuisine.” [9:13}

“Mexican traditional authentic cuisine is very complex, it’s nourishing, and it’s healthy.” [16:54]

Margarita Carrillo Arronte on A Taste of the Past