I was lucky enough to go to a mole demonstration a year or so back to taste authentic mole recipes from the central and southern regions of Mexico. Specifically, from Puebla, Oaxaca, and San Pedro Atocpan; the three most common places where mole is known to come from. There were all sorts to choose from including black, red, yellow, Colorado (another name for red), green, almendrado, and pipián. You could tell that a lot of love went into the making of these! I can't even express how much I adore watching people put that much intricate patience into their craft of cooking. Even the way they talked about their dish, it was as if they were talking about the meaning of life. In some ways I feel like it is. Of course I was inspired to come home and make my personal favorite: black mole.
Unfortunately I usually don't have the time to make mole from scratch, so I use mole out of a jar, which gives you (almost!) the same effect. At the very least it's an easy solution to get mole on the table quickly and it's super appetizing. I put in a corn tortilla as tacos and top them off with queso fresco and sesame seeds.
Again, for people on the go, it's a speedy way to feed your loved ones a beautiful, traditional Mexican dish.
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