The traditional gastronomy in the city of Puebla is over four centuries old, mixing ingredients and techniques of Pre-Hispanic, European, Asian and Lebanese origins. It results in a cuisine with local charm and national renown, symbolized by the “Mole Poblano” and the “Chile en Nogada”.
Ingredients such as corn, beans, chilli, tomato, avocado and insects, play a fundamental role in Mexican and Puebla cuisine. These local found Mesoamerican ingredients withstood the Spanish conquest and are still present today in the food scene.
UNESCO has recognized the gastronomy of the entire country since 2010 as “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” and today Puebla stands like The Capital of the traditional Mexican cuisine. Despite the globalization, the people of Puebla value their heritage and keep using ancestral ingredients, old ways of cooking and culinary traditions, passing them through generations.
“Mesas Poblanas” is a quality certification of restaurants that represent the multicultural legacy of the City of Puebla. It distinguishes 11 gourmet establishments and 12 traditional kitchens that, together, offer both the most innovative proposals and the most attached to the centenary recipes that have given an identity and prestige to our cuisine. At the same time, it establishes parameters of quality and service that give our guests, locals or visitors, the full certainty of finding a warm, cordial and friendly treatment from Puebla to the world.
Since 2017 the Tourism Office of the City of Puebla has the initiative to participate in gastronomic festivals (nationals or internationals) and to prepare an interactive gastronomy exhibition per year. In order to shows Puebla cuisine and the ingredients that create it. In every case, Puebla tries to transmit knowledge about its gastronomic heritage through historical documents, recipes, ancestors’ ingredients and samples of traditional dishes such as “Chile en Nogada” and “Mole Poblano”.
“The Gastronomic Calendar” is a pocket book that shows the local products, and the most special and traditional dishes month after month. This Project highlights the strong link between Puebla gastronomy and seasonal products, considering the traditions linked to the cultural heritage and ancestral ingredients.
This pocket book is free and distributed every season in the city of Puebla.