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Santa Rosa

The kitchen in the Convent of Santa Rosa.

Legend has it that in the XVIII Century the convent of Santa Rosa was home to twenty-nine Dominican nuns who took vows of silence to demonstrate their devotion to God. Upon the announcement that the Archbishop was to make a historical visit to the convent of Santa Rosa, they decorated their now famous kitchen in the beautiful local Talavera tile and tried to prepare a feast with the little they had. The nuns, led by Sister Andrea de la Asunción, put together spices, peppers and cocoa and created the first "mole" and slowly cooked their backyard turkey in it. In this historic kitchen, considered the most beautiful of the state, two Puebla symbols emerged: Talavera tiles and mole. Today, the convent of Santa Rosa in Puebla is considered the culinary Mecca of Mexico. 

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