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Chiles en Nogada: Mexico Culinary Pride

On September 15 many Mexican families will celebrate Independence by feasting on this dish

Chiles en nogada are in the spotlight every September 15 ready to play the main role in the Mexico Independence feast.

Poblano peppers filled with a mixture containing meat, fruits, and spices topped with a walnut-based cream sauce know as nogada, pomegranate seeds, and parsley, are the stuffed chiles that probably enjoy of the greatest prestige in Mexican cuisine.

Chiles en nogada is a dish that represents Mexico in its integrity and the symbolic implications of the dish are massive: the green of the parsley, the white of the nogada, and the red pomegranate seeds represent the colors of our country's flag, patriotic colors rendered to the fortunate guest to the Independence feast.