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A Love of Mole and the Best of Mexican Gastronomy

La Feria de Los Moles

In October, Mayahuel’s Señor Ernesto Delgado and Chef Coco Mondragon visited Los Angeles to attend the Premier Mole Festival – ‘La Feria de Los Moles’.

Mole is not one dish, rather the word “mole” originates from the Nahuatl “mulli,” which means sauce, or stew. Almost every state in México has a number of Moles which are favored in that region – and came to be because of the availability of raw ingredients.

Created by Pedro Ramos, a Puebla native, the..

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Foods of the Aztec

Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado

What did the Aztecs eat?

We’d all like to think our 21st century diet is superior to anything ancient cultures may have consumed, but, at least in the case of the Aztecs this is likely not true.

According to historians, migrating tribes began to settle in Mexico prior to 1100 CE. Small, ‘city-states’ were formed, each a separate entity ruled by a Tlatoani, who led a council of nobles. As these city-states grew and prospered, those with more..

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The Beautiful Poblano

Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado

 

The Rich History of the Versatile Poblano

The Poblano Chile originated in Puebla, Mexico, a region in the heart of the country. It is said to have grown wild in the mountainous areas near Puebla – quite possibly in Cholula, which is thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in Mexico.

Cholula was first settled by indigenous people between 800 and 200 BC.  By 100 BC, the Olmecs had made Cholula one of Mexico’s most active cities...

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The ‘Farm to Fork’ Movement – Fresh Food Past and Present

Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado

 

Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork capital. The movement, which has been sweeping the nation in recent years, brings to the forefront the desirability of using fresh, seasonal meats and produce from nearby sources.  Many chefs contract with local growers to ensure they will have the freshest of ingredients available to serve their customers.

After all, fresh food just tastes better. Picked at the peak of ripeness, produce contains more of..

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