Mexican flag-resembling 'chiles en nogada' in Puebla
Puebla might be a beautiful world heritage-listed colonial city renowned for its baroque cathedral and dormant volcano, but the other point of local pride is the dish Chiles en nogada. On your tour through Puebla you’ll be able to order the local cuisine reminiscent of the Mexican flag – green Poblano chilies are filled with picadillo, a mixture of ground meat, aromatics, fruit, and spices, and topped with white, walnut-based cream sauce and bright red pomegranate seeds. The traditional Puebla dish is tied to the independence of Mexico, having been prepared the first time to entertain the Emperor Agustín de Iturbide, the inventor of the Mexican flag and the victorious commander in the Mexican War of Independence. ¡Buen apetito!