LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Historic Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles will be the site of a festival over the weekend.

The festival will be in celebration of a Mexican delicacy sauce, known as Moles.

Crowds attending the Feria De Los Moles festival will be able to taste a number of dishes inspired by the sauce.

“It’s the most traditional dish, and the most representative from Mexico, all around the world” Chef Liz Galicia explained. “We cook Moles everywhere in Mexico.”

Mexican states Puebla and Michoacan are said to have some of the best Moles in the world. The sauce originated in Puebla, but there is a rivalry between the two states, who will be represented at the festival, over who has the better Moles.

“The rivalry continues,” La Feria De Los Moles co-founder Lourdes Juarez said. “Puebla versus Michoacan.”

The sauce is known for it’s ability to be put on many foods, ranging from chicken to desserts. The ingredients in Moles are broad as well, including spices, chili peppers and chocolate.”

“You can add from ten to twenty-four ingredients, and you can make it your own,” Juarez suggested. “It’s sweet, it’s hot, it’s spicy, it’s chocolatey. So you have all that flavor put together in one single dish.”

The festival will reportedly have seminars, instructing people on how to make their own moles.

For more information on the festival, visit the website here.


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