The Epicurious food site ran this interesting article on Halloween and food–soul cakes to be precise. Soul cakes were a scone-like biscuit given to beggars on Samhain, a medieval end-of-harvest forerunner to our Halloween.
As an extra treat, Epicurious included a link to Peter, Paul and Mary (in 1965) singing their adaptation of a folk song about soul cakes. What a treasure that group was! Take a moment to listen to them sing A Soalin’. It will get you in the mood for the ghouls and goblins who will pester you at your door tonight.
Here is the link: