THE BREAD

Gendarmes (policemen),

llaves (keys),

cuernitos (horns),

alamares (frogs),

palomas (doves),

besos (kisses),

moños (bows),

corbatas (ties),

banderillas,

campechanas,

magdalenas,

orejas (ears),

garibaldis,

conchas (shells),

calzones (underwear),

cocoles and pelonas (bald ladies)

Do you know what we are talking about? Of course, these are all names of different kinds of Mexican sweet bread.

Mexicans traditionally consume all types of bread; some of these varieties are only made on special occasions, like the bread made for the Day of the Dead at the beginning of November.