Magnum poblano reader 1238

. . . and tastes of a single village in Puebla.

El Sabor Poblano smells like home

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Location: IL-Chicago

Story Date: 5/23/2019

Author: Mike Sula

When it was party time in San Juan Pilcaya, Maria Moso was the village's go-to for pipián verde. Whenever there was cause for celebration in her hometown of 1,000 or so in south central Puebla, every woman had a job to do. Maybe it was making tamales, or rice, or the state's iconic brick-red mole poblano, but Moso was known for Puebla's other great mole—and she was expected to prepare it (meanwhile, the men butchered and buried the goats for barbacoa).

Place Category: Food & Drink

Story Category: Review of a Place