If you take a walk around Mexico City these days you may notice sacks of walnuts for sale on the streets and prehaps in the market you’ve also noticed towers of pomegranates, some of them already served into cups for your snacking enjoyment. You know what this all means don’t you? That’s right, Chiles en Nogada season is upon us!
For those of you not in the know; Chiles en Nogada are a seasonal dish (seasonal because the main ingredients Walnut and pomegranate only come out around August and September) and are celebrated as a patriotic food because of the colours matching those of the Mexican flag. It is a DELICIOUS dish and is served commonly during the Mexican Independence Day festivities.
I had my first Chiles en Nogada last year and I fell in love. I’m determined to make some this year and will share the pictures and maybe even a recipe!
I’m also REALLY looking forward to Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Now I know I’m getting ahead of myself here seeing as how it is celebrated at the beginning of November. Truth be told, I’ve been planning this years celebration since Day of the Dead finished last year. This years decorations promise to be INSANE! Of course you can count on pictures and my countdown to this, my official favorite holiday!
I leave you with a couple of pictures from last year’s Day of the Dead festivities.