WELCOME TO PUEBLA!
With its volcanoes, colonial history, and gastronomy, this city combines the best of all worlds. There are magnificent buildings in the Historic Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Cathedral with its high towers, the Palafoxiana Library, the City Hall Palace, and the Chapel of the Rosary! The Battle of Cinco de Mayo took place in the historic Forts of Loreto and Guadalupe, while the Casa de los Hermanos Serdán was vital to the Revolution. On foot, you can discover architectural gems (many of them decorated with talavera mosaics), interesting museums, and places to relax and eat well in the capital Puebla. There is no doubt that the mole, the chiles en nogada, and the typical sweets are world-famous. Warning you might get hungry!
Puebla's most notable contributions come from its cuisine, and the mole poblano is one of its most famous delicacies. Mole can be translated as “sauce” and the term poblano refers to a chili from Puebla with a moderate spiciness.
Although no one has been able to conclusively define the origin of this seasoning, some legends claim that it was created, by mere revelation, by the nuns of the Santa Rosa Convent at some point in the 16th century. Each bite must be exquisite, complete and, above all, balanced – that is, with a balance between smoke, sweetness and bitterness, without any flavor predominating over the others. No matter how many ingredients a specific recipe involves, the process always requires a great deal of time and work.
THE ORIGIN OF TALAVERA
During the second half of the 16th century, Spain introduced the glazed and enameled clay industry to Mexico. Several pottery masters settled in Puebla in 1580, finding the necessary materials to make high-quality ceramics nearby, turning the city into a commercial center that sold its goods to Mexico City and Veracruz. There has been little change in the process of making Talavera but due to stylistic influences from different countries and eras, the forms and decoration underwent a great transformation. Talavera is beautiful. Their colors, textures, and versatility make them a must-have for your home, both as decoration and as kitchen utensils. Now that it is widely available throughout Mexico what better place to buy it than Puebla? The city that gave it its name.
TALAVERA INSPIRED JEWELRY
Despite being handcrafted by the same hands, Talavera pieces are unique and different from one another. There are many pieces at Origin Mexico that will grow the love you have for this beautiful craft. These minimalist and elegant, one-of-a-kind drop earrings were created by joining the traditional and vibrant Talavera from Puebla and adding the finishing touch of our talented artisan partner from Mexico City. The fusion of these two talents creates a modern, bohemian and versatile piece of wearable art. Perfect for everyday wear, special occasions or as a gift for that special someone in your life. Explore and shop our Artisanal Jewelry Collection here.
Have you visited Puebla before? What is your favorite dish from Puebla? Would you like us to share the traditional mole recipe? We would love to hear from you so please let us know in the comment section below.
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