Chiles en Nogada: Fit for a King

The Mexican Dish You Won’t See in Most US “Mexican” Restaurants

Photo by Paweł Furman on Unsplash

Every August, my Mexican sister-in-law and family took on their painstaking yearly tradition, making chiles en nogada to celebrate the birthdays of my brother-in-law and his youngest daughter. This complicated dish, typical of the state of Puebla, originally was a dessert created in colonial times, and eventually became a meal in itself…