One of the ways Latin American countries celebrate national pride is through their delicious dishes. Our food blends influences, from the indigenous, Spanish, and African, and beyond, survive history, and make use of the best local ingredients. A nation’s cuisine is a major part of its identity. So, let’s learn more about each Latino country, by learning about major dishes of each.
Mole is the national dish of Mexico. Mole poblano (from Puebla) is the most known version, and is a sauce made from at least 20 ingredients, including chili pepper, chocolate, almonds, plantains, and day-old bread. The finished sauce is then poured over meat. There are several other varieties of mole, including those native to Oaxaca.