July 11th to October 26th
The blending of diverse ingredients is the core of Puebla and in this state it is a passion. Before the Spanish arrival to the Americas in the spring of 1519, the town of Cholula was a ceremonial center and home to very important pre-hispanic flavors. The conquerors established Puebla as a center of their own religion, building several convents and monasteries. The cuisine is a mixture of the traditional indigenous fare and the influence of the Spanish nuns, in whose grand convents were born such specialties as chiles en nogada, mole poblano, and a variety of sweets bordering on the baroque.