The 9th Edition of ‘La Feria de los Moles’

The 9th Edition of ‘La Feria de los Moles’

Annual Largest Mexican Food Festival in the United States

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October 9, 2016 at Olvera Street- #DTLA

 

2:00 pm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

 

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Vesper Public Relations- Los Angeles – October 2016– The most important cultural event in Los Angeles, The 9th Edition of ‘La Feria de Los Moles’ (Mole Fair), brings more flavor and delicious mole this year from Puebla & Oaxaca in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles at Olvera Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2:00 pm ribbon cutting ceremony with local dignitaries:

Performing the U.S. National Anthem: Melizza Samaniego & the Mexican National Anthem: Omar Arreola.

Special guests: CD14-City of Los Angeles- Jose Huizar, Founder of LA Feria de Los Moles®: Pedro Ramos, Co-Founder of La Feria de Los Moles®: Luis R Torres, President of Union de Poblanos En El Exterior: Lourdes Juárez, President of Camara de Comercio Oaxaca: Arturo Aguilar, Los Angeles Police Dpt.-Lt. Alfred Labrada, CA State President Pro-Tem- Kevin de Leon, Puebla State President Pro-Tem- Jorge Aguilar Chedraui and UCLA Professor- Dr. David Hayes-Bautista.

This delicious event includes a special presentation on the origin of the famous mole, which is one of Puebla & Oaxaca’s main dishes, a delicious and fun gastronomic debate amongst judges from the Mexican states known for their mole, and tastings of the different mole styles for all in attendance. Which mole do you like the most?

October 9, Olvera Street will once again witness this celebratory feast filled with flavor and featuring an array of delicious moles that go from sweet to salty and hot. Mole is a dish that originated from the impact of indigenous and Spanish cultures in Mexico.

Direct from Zacatlan de Las Manzanas Puebla bringing in their unique brand of ‘Mole’ & Chef Fernando Garcia from Puebla winner of the exotic dish ‘Mole De Caderas’ in the Gourmet & traditional categories.

Best known by his fans as the “Brujo del Rock” (Rock Sorcerer), the legendary Mexican singer and guitarist Javier Bátiz former teacher of Carlos Santana will delight Los Angeles foodies.

Special musical guests’ performing at Main Stage:

  • Javier Batiz
  • Oscar Cruz (Latin Grammy nominee & La Voz Mexico winner)
  • Anna Ciocchetti ( Mexican Actress)
  • Frida Kahlo Atreves de Los Textiles
  • Elsie Campos
  • Agustín & Grecia Corro
  • Melizza Samaniego
  • Nueva Imagen
  • Los Kangris de la Cumbia
  • Ariana Martínez
  • Cumbia Brava
  • Ezequiel & Jeremiah -X2
  • Los Chavos de La Cumbia
  • Grupo La Nación
  • Ceremonia Corte de Listón
  • Los Huaches de Tierra Caliente
  • Omar Arreola Con el Mariachi Tierra Querida

 

Cultural Stage ( Kiosk)

  • Nuevo Amanecer
  • Camada Tlaxcala
  • Grupo Cultural de Ajalpan
  • Huehues de Puebla
  • Carnaval Tlaltenango
  • Los Charros de Tlaxcala
  • Zacatlan de Las Manzanas

 

Activities:

  • Miss Mole Photo Opts
  • Talavera Workshops
  • Culinary Exposition
  • Art Exposition
  • Top Chefs one-on-one recipes
  • Textile Workshops

 

Participants 2016: Restaurants and Providers:

Mole:

  • Sabores de Oaxaca
  • Tlacolula
  • Un Rinconcito Poblano
  • La Expresion Oaxaqueña
  • Elenita’s Mole
  • Aqui es Oaxaca
  • El Valle Oaxaqueño
  • Delicias Poblanas
  • Tacos Manzano
  • La Mayordomia
  • Juquila Restaurant
  • Mole San Jeronimo Aljojuca
  • La Morenita Oaxaqueña
  • Taqueria El Sol
  • Rocio’s Mexican Kitchen
  • Tepanco

 

Desserts:

  • Viva Los Cupcakes
  • Nieves Xochi
  • Pan de Fiesta-San Juan Huactzinco
  • Panaderia Santo Domingo
  • Carrasco’s Nieves de Garrafa
  • Nieves Artesanales Isabella
  • El Valle Oaxaqueño Bakery

You are invited to join the flavor of an event that brings together a record assistance of over 30,000 people of all ages, generations and cultures, offering more than 13 different Mexican moles to enjoy. The delicious event starts at 10:00 a.m. and lasts until 6:00 p.m. taking place at Olvera St., Los Angeles. Entrance is free and food is available for purchase.

La Feria de Los Moles’ objective is exhibiting the delicious Mexican cuisine and its tradition, recognized by UNESCO as world heritage of the Humanity. Pedro Ramos founder of Feria de Los Moles inspired by his Grandmother Kailita, expresses “I am very thrilled to be part of La Feria de Los Moles. Together we have introduced MOLE to the whole world and the world has given the dish its well disserved prestige. We are inspired that Mole now appears in menus of the most important restaurants in United States. We have traveled far and wide throughout Mexico in the search for Mole recipes to bring the FERIA DE LOS MOLES and spoken with our grandmothers, and also with families that were given the heritage passed down through generations this pre-hispanic recipe of our ancestors. Together we have given this Mexican cuisine its disserved international level recognition. The success of La Feria de Los Moles is that today everybody wants to create food festivals, and that is great for the Mexican gastronomy”.

MOLE HISTORY:

Ancient chronics tell that in 1492, was discovered that Indians used to mix tomato, cacao, vanilla and spices with the use of metate (flat Stone for grinding), to prepare a dish called “mulli”, a Nahuatl world that means mixture. That way seeing that most ingredients were of Mexican origin; mole was established as antecedent to conquest.

Later on, during the colonial era, indigenous “mulli”, in Puebla, were added new ingredients as cinnamon, clove, pepper and almond; giving the famous name mole poblano, that combined culinary elements both indigenous and Spaniard.

Even though mole was first documented from the state of Puebla, there’s no certainty of its origin, but the legend tells of nun Sor Andrea de la Asunción, from Santa Rosa monastery in Puebla, introduced the first mole “brought to her in a wave of divine wind” pouring different spices in the pot where she was preparing the stew to please Viceroy Tomás Antonio de la Cerda y Aragón, Marqués de La Laguna.

Today Oaxaca is the state with most mole variety in the Mexican Republic, counting with 7 styles: Black, red, red blush, mancha manteles [tablecloths stain], green, yellow and chichilo. 

Pulitzer Award – Food critic in Los Angeles Times/Food : Jonathan Gold share his opinion about Feria del Mole https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MkJfW0AWUMc

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