Traditions

November 2nd celebrates "Día de los muertos" or "day of the dead" to commemorate people who passed away. For this celebration, people prepares bread in forms of persons, named "guaguas" (from the quichua "wawa" which means "kid") decorated with powdered egg and sugar to draw the face and other details. This is accompanied with a thick and sweet drink called "colada morada" that is prepared with purple corn flour, blackberries, strawberries, cloves, verbena, cinnamon and other 12 ingredients.

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Colada morada

November 2nd celebrates ‘’Día de los muertos’’ or ‘’day of the dead’’ to commemorate people who passed away. For this celebration, people prepares bread in forms of persons, named ‘’guaguas’’(from the quichua ‘’wawa’’ which means ‘’kid’’) decorated with powdered egg and sugar to draw the face and other details. This is accompanied with a thick and sweet drink called ‘’colada morada’’ that is prepared with purple corn flour, blackberries, strawberries, cloves, verbena, cinnamon and other 12 ingredients.

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Quito food

During the celebrations of Quito, at the beginning of December, there are food festivals in different parts of the city where Fry, hornado, potatoes leather quimbolitos and other delights of this city is tasted

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Corpus Christi

One of the most important spiritual and cultural manifestations of Cuenca, the third largest city in Ecuador, is the feast of Corpus Christi, which is Latin for Body of Christ.

For seven days, the Calderon park in the city-center is flavored sweets made by women who inherit their mothers' recipes. In the preparations used brown sugar, peanuts, eggs, anise, ishpingo, cinnamon ... Separately ingredients seem drab, but when the result is bind sighs enconfitadas threads faltriquera eggs, among others.

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Fanesca

It’s a potage eaten during easter week. There are a lot of theories about its origins and meanings, but the most accepted is that the twelve grains represent the apostles, including Judas, who is compared with chocho, because of his sour taste, as Judas betrayal to Jesus. While the boiled egg, breadeds and ripe bananas simbolize to the non-believers, which are not included in the preparation, but are welcome in the tradition.

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Festival of Cheese

In the parish of Salinas Guaranda Cheese Festival and Andean culture where products are made based dairy is performed. Last year there were 32 associations of Bolivar province parishes and their creations were spectacular.

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Torta negra de Jueves Santo

Holy thursday black cake used to be eaten, as it’s said, on thursday’s noon of the easter week, before fasting the whole friday. Its ingredients are panela, grounded rice, butter, grounded toasted peanuts, ishpingo, eggs, among others, it was a contundent preparation to hold the fast.

It was served in 1830, but now is a dying tradition. However, Tourism Cuenca Foundation made a rescue of flavors in Easter week, and this gastronomic deliciousness resurrected and is waiting to be an obligatory bite during these dates.

This cake is one of the oldest recipes in the book of Eulalia Vintimilla, from Cuenca, famous by her gastronomic publications.