The origin of the delicious chiles en nogada

Very delicious! Chiles en nogada is the traditional food for these national holidays. Do you already know its origin?

The history of the best-known nogada peppers tells us that this dish was a creation of the nuns of the convent of Santa Monica, in Puebla , to celebrate the Independence of Mexico signed in the Treaties of Córdoba by Agustín de Iturbide and Juan O’Donojú el August 24, 1821.

It is said that the nuns prepared this dish to resume the colors of the Trigarant Army commanded by Iturbide: green with poblano pepper, white with nogada and red with red pomegranate.

However, there is another version of the origin of chiles en nogada.

José Luis Juárez López, a research professor at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), points out that chile en nogada was not an invention to honor independence.

“The chiles en nogada already existed, but they did not have these nationalist ideas that were put into them in the 20th century. They are found, but at no time it is pointed out that they are invented for an emperor by any means and it is not indicated that the native colors are reproduced with the ingredients, ”says the researcher and author of the book “ Culinary Gear. Mexican cuisine in the 19th century. “

The version that Chile in Nogada takes up the national colors was born in the 1930s.

“All these ideas emerged in the thirties of the twentieth century, which was when they began to say that the chiles in nogada had the national colors and that they had made them to Iturbide, but it is completely of the twentieth century, nothing about the myth in the nineteenth century. ”

What is a reality is that Puebla is the cradle of this dish considered an emblem of Mexican cuisine.

Source: mexicoprimero

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