Chile en Nogada is a cultural icon

Chile en Nogada is a classic of Mexican cuisine, but it's little known outside of the country itself


Chile en Nogada is a famous dish linked to the Mexico’s Independence Day that falls on September 16th.

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It’s believed that the dish, which has almond, apple, pear, peach, and meat was first served in 1821, at the end of the independence fight.

People across Mexico delight in eating it a every year.

CGTN’s Al Baverstock talks to chefs and connoisseurs about why this dish is so important to them.

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Alasdair Baverstock MA is an award-winning multimedia foreign correspondent based in Mexico City, with more than five years of experience covering Latin America. Originally from London, and with full NCTJ certification, he specialises in news and feature journalism for print, radio and television. His work has previously been used as set-texts in British A-Level examinations. He currently works as CGTN America's Mexico correspondent, and has formerly published work in TIME Magazine, Daily Mail, The Atlantic, Penthouse, Fox News, BBC, Daily Telegraph, TRT World, and others.


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