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    The chile en nogada is a traditional Mexican dish made with poblano peppers stuffed with a mixture of meat and dried fruits, covered in walnut sauce, and garnished with pomegranate seeds and parsley. It is said that this dish was invented in the 1800s by nuns in Puebla.


  Agustin de Iturbide was a military commander who fought in Mexico's War of Independence, and later went on to become Emperor of Mexico from 1822 to 1823. In August of 1821, he signed the Treaty of Cordoba, which granted Mexico its independence. The treaty was signed in Veracruz and afterward he traveled to Mexico City. Stopping on the way in Puebla, the townspeople decided to hold a feast to celebrate the country's independence from Spain, and to honor Agustin de Iturbide on his saints' day (Feast of Saint Augustine of Hippo, August 28). The Augustinian nuns of Santa Monica convent wanted to prepare a special dish using local ingredients that were in season.

The History of the Chile en Nogada