In Ecuador, November 2nd is Dia de los Difuntos (Day of the Ancestors), in which Ecuadorian families remember their deceased loved ones by sharing a meal with them in the cemetery. Traditionally, this meal includes two special treats, which are available in nearly every bakery and restaurant from mid-October to early November. The first, colada morada, is made with strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, pineapple, cinnamon, cloves, and oatmeal – all blended together into a thick warm drink. It’s like a sweet fruit soup. The second, guaguas de pan, are loaves of bread shaped and decorated like babies (guaguas means “babies” in Quechua). They are often filled with jam (I had one with guava filling). The Fulbright Commission, where I do some of my work, ordered colada morada and bread babies from a bakery so all the employees could enjoy these seasonal specialities. Sweet!