THE HISTORY OF CHILES EN NOGADA

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The “chile en nogada” is a traditional dish made with poblano chiles stuffed with a a mixture of meat and dried fruits, covered in walnut sauce(handmade) and garnished with pomegranate seeds and sometimes parsley. Is a very famous dish invented in the 1800s by some nuns in Puebla.

Agustin de Iturbide was a military commander who fought in Mexico´s war of Independence. He signed a treaty in veracruz called “The treaty of Cordoba” which granted Mexico´s Independence. After that he stopped in puebla where the towns people decided to celebrate with him creating a new dish called CHILES EN NOGADA .

This incredibly tasty dish holds a space dear to my heart and it represents a lot of things to all mexicans.

Agustin de Iturbide was very fearful of being poisoned at the time but when he saw this beautiful dish he could not resist.

It represent the tricolor of our flag and we eat it at the end of every summer. And when you can’t find pomegranate seeds you can also put it a little bit of strawberry :).

If you find yourself in Mexico someday don’t forget to eat this delicious dish. I know that you’re not gonna be able to resist the temptation.

CHILES EN NOGADA

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