Mexican moles – Puebla vs Oaxaca

By FAYE LEVY, YAKIR LEVY
February 19, 2015 16:42

The Feria de los Moles is a unique cultural event.




The Mexican consul in Los Angeles

Chef Jose Cepeda Gonzalez (left) holds out a plate of goat mole to the Mexican consul in Los Angeles, Carlos Manuel Sada.. (photo credit: YAKIR LEVY)

The Feria de los Moles, a popular Los Angeles festival highlighting the sauces called moles (pronounced “mohlehs”), was presented as a competition between Oaxaca and Puebla, the two Mexican states famous for these classic preparations.

Mole is a cooked sauce usually made from ground chilies (hot peppers) and enriched with ground nuts or seeds, or it can be a dish made with such a sauce.

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