By far the most famous Mexican dish around the world; a Mexican tradition full of histories and myths, becoming a culinary symbol of Mexico’s mestizaje.
With more than 50 varieties of Moles, been mole Poblano (originally from Puebla) the most famous with an average of 20 different ingredients including chocolate, no one really knows where the first mole was made.
The first history of Mole overhauls to the Aztecs where the historian Fray Bernadino narrates for the first time a stew offered to Moctezuma, the Aztec Emperor, and to the Gods called mullis.
Another common legend of it creation take place in the Convent of Santa Rosa in Puebla early in the colonial period. When the convent nuns heard that the archbishop was visiting the convent, they panicked because they where poor and had very little to prepare. The nuns brought together the little pieces of what they had including chocolate and prayed together so they can make a special dish for the Archbishop. When the archbishop tasted it and love it, he ask what the special dish was, and the nun reply “I made a Mole” (mole was the ancient word for mix)
In Mexico you can see culinary miracle dish in the day to day life and as well as the most important events, going from weddings, special holydays, quinceñeras, the day of the death, and many more.