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Sunday Supper: Chicken Mole

The word "mole" is used to describe sauces that come in an overwhelming variety of colors and flavors. What unites all versions of mole is chili—whole, chopped, dried, or fresh, all mole use chili as one of the central components. This version is based on the style that originates in Oaxaca and uses a combination of chilies, spices, nuts and chocolate to create a final product that is complex and enticing. And although the thought of chicken and chocolate may be disconcerting, I have to recommend taking a leap of faith and giving this mole a shot. More

Chicken Mole

The word "mole" is used to describe sauces that come in an overwhelming variety of colors and flavors. What unites all versions of mole is chili—whole, chopped, dried, or fresh, all mole use chili as one of the central components.... More

Dinner Tonight: Huasteca-Style Chicken in Mole

I've made loads of Mexican moles over the past few years, but none that have tasted quite like this one from Zarela's Veracruz. In fact, I'd never even heard of Huasteca-Style mole before. But that's also what I love so much about Mexican cuisine. I've learned about dishes from Oaxaca and Puebla, but still have much to know more about other regions, especially from the northeastern portion of the country. More

Market Scene: Xochimilco Market, Mexico City

For many foreigners, Xochimilco conjures images of an afternoon of beers and mariachi bands while soaking up the sun on one of the colorful boats known as trajineras that navigate the waterways here. But there's so much more to Xochimilco than booze and boats. There are the collectives that practice small-scale agriculture on the man-made islets called chinampas, the vendors that sell food that is as close to its pre-Hispanic roots as you can get and, of course, the market. More

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