|Coffin Roasted Chicken|
Mexicans are obsessed with death. It is probably the one true thing that fascinates and intrigues us all. Death is part of our heritage; our traditions are plagued with notions of death, which is believed to be a right of passage to new life and other worlds. Ancient cultures in Mexico left detailed descriptions of several underworlds that a soul would go through to reach the place in which the soul would be cleansed and reborn again. The harshness of those underworlds would depend on how the person would have died. When someone first mentioned to me the idea of roasting chickens in a coffin, I didn't think it was weird, if any, I felt curious about it, after all, I come from traditions such as 'pan de muerto' (bread for the death), 'calaveras' (sugar skulls) and 'Momias de Dulce' (candy mommies).