FAVE DEI MORTI The " Fave dei Morti " is a traditional recipe to celebrate the commemoration of the dead . The name itself indicates what the origin is ancient : the tradition of offering broad beans ( real ones though) to the dead dates back to Etruscan times . By the time the pulses have given way to the sweet , colorful and a little bit bigger . This recipe there are thousands of versions . Tradition has it that these cakes are colorful and with different flavors : we propose the most classic colors white vanilla, cocoa brown , beige cinnamon , and rose alchermes.