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Pan de Muerto

When it comes to Mexican holidays, Cinco de Mayo gets all the love, but I'd argue that Día de los Muertos — Day of the Dead, which follows Halloween — is just as worth celebrating. In Mexico, you'll see sugar skulls everywhere, but it's pan de muerto (airy, yeasty bread that's topped with granulated sugar for a little extra sweetness) that gets me every time. Get it at any Mexican grocery store or bakery across the country today, or take a stab at making it yourself. It's perfect after dinner with a cup of coffee. 

— Susannah Chen, editor

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson