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Celebrating Mexican Independence Day with Traditional Food

Chile en nogada, a poblano pepper stuffed with meat, fruits, and nuts, is considered the national dish of Mexico. It showcases the colors of the country’s flag and is typically eaten on Independence Day, when Mexicans commemorate the overthrow of Spanish rule 200 years ago. Ingredients in the beloved dish reflect the cultures of both Mexico and Spain. Listen to learn more about the origin and history of chile en nogada, a mouth-watering Mexican classic.


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