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“Caliente!” Juan calls out, and we all duck to avoid the steaming hot pan as it floats across the kitchen. Each day for the three weeks leading up to Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead holiday, Tito Garcia, the stand’s owner, and the rest of the crew, will make hundreds of pan de muerto sweet rolls, as part of the Jamaica Market’s holiday romería.
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