Within the framework of the Ánimas del Desierto Festival, authorities and citizens of Saltillo broke the traditional monumental bread of the dead that was made with the collaboration of students from the Vizcaya University of the Americas and the La Moderna company.
“By breaking this monumental bread of the dead we are sharing a piece of our history, our love for our traditions, let us share our memories and also our joys”said the mayor of Saltillo, José María Fraustro Siller, who chaired the event.
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The mayor assured that the making of the bread took place in conjunction with organizations and people committed to the community. Fraustro was accompanied by his wife Beatriz Davilahonorary president of DIF Saltillo, with whom he cut and delivered the bread.
Around 310 students participated in its preparation, as well as chef instructors from the aforementioned university.
200 kilos of flour, 5 kilos of yeast, 120 kilos of sugar, 1,200 pieces of egg, 7 liters of orange blossom essence, 50 kilos of orange and 70 kilos of butter were used, placed in 112 trays on a 5×6 meter platform with graphic design made with 100 kilos of refined sugar painted in different colors for decoration.
Leticia Aurora Rodarte Rangeldirector of the Municipal Institute of Culture, highlighted the preservation of our roots and traditions as a symbol of the richness of our culture.
For his part, Emmanuel Berumen Aguirre, director of the Universidad Vizcaya de las Américas Saltillo Campus, thanked him for the opportunity to collaborate to demonstrate the quality of the students of the Gastronomy and Graphic Design majors.
Present during the event were María de Jesús Martínez López, councilor and president of the Culture and Human Values Commission; chef Jonathan Pachuca Rosales, representative of Grupo La Moderna; the deputy Álvaro Moreira Valdés, as well as members of the Cabildo, the Municipal Cabinet and families from Saltillo.