Candi K. Cann talks Death and Dishes

Last night, on Halloween, the world celebrated ghouls, goblins, and the undead. Today, we move into the time of year when we celebrate family, friendship, and FOOD! Candi K. Cann, author of Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife, spoke with us about celebrating the dead and her favorite dishes this time of year!

1. How did you celebrate Halloween this year?

I usually head to the Dia de los Muertos celebration in town, and buy a few sugar skulls.

Candi Cann


Dia De Los Muertos

This year, though, I added binge watching Stranger Things with my daughter to my Halloween festivities.

2. What is the yummiest type of Halloween candy you ate?

I have a deep and lasting allegiance to Twix 😊

3. What foods are you most looking forward to eating as we move into our holiday season?

Eggnog, fruitcake (I am one of those people who actually LOVES fruitcake– and the chunkier, the better), and pecan pie. Life is so much better with pecan pie.

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