Chicken Enchiladas with
— This recipe comes from Xochimilco, Mexico, where, long before the Spanish
conquest, the Aztecs were raising vegetables, chiles and herbs on floating
gardens encircling Tenochtitlán, their island capital.
Chicken Mole — Legend says that Mole was
created by the nuns of a Mexican convent for a visit by the Spanish Viceroy.
Combining New World ingredients such as peanuts and cocoa with European technique,
they created the rich and tasty Mole Poblano, named for the city of Puebla.
— So named because they are long and thin like flutes, these flautas are a tasty
chicken mixture in a crispy tortilla shell. Flautas are one of the most famous
finger foods in Mexican cuisine.