Festival del Chile en Nogada 2015

  • Av Revolución Tijuana, B.C. Mexico

Taste a bit of Mexican history! Chiles en Nogada is a classic Mexican dish from Puebla consisting of poblano chiles filled with a 'picadillo' of shredded meat, fruits, spices and aromatics draped in a walnut (hence the name of the dish — "nogal" is the Spanish word for walnut) sauce garnished with chiles and pomegranate seeds.  It is a dish with a deeply patriotic tradition.  On the one hand the colors of the dish — green from the chiles, white from the sauce and red from the pomegranate — reads like the Mexican tricolor flag itself.  Beyond that, though, its creation is said to be linked to Mexican independence having supposedly been created with Emperor Agustín de Iturbide first came to Puebla after being named emperor.

The Sixth Annual Festival del Chile en Nogada will take place this Sunday on Avenida Revolucion between 8th and 9th Streets starting at noon.  I would happily tell you where to acquire tickets…but you don’t need them.  Its free!

Original article by food writer Michael Gardiner. Follow Michael on Facebook.