LA FERIA DE LOS MOLES
La Feria de los Moles was founded in Los Angeles, California on October 2008 by Pedro Ramos. Mr. Ramos is originally from Puebla, Mexico from the town of Tlacotepec de Benito Juarez but has resided in Los Angeles for many years.
Mr. Ramos tells us: I grew up among the scent of spices like sesame seeds, raisins, almonds, chocolate, cinnamon, bananas, aniseed, cloves and, of course, chile ancho. All of this, in addition to a wide variety of chiles and spices, creates a mix called Mole Poblano. My grandmother, Mrs. Micaela Cortes (Doña Kailita, as she was affectionately known), was the town’s molera. Everyone in town knew each other and at celebrations like weddings, quinceañeras (XV years), baptisms and the famous mayordomías (where a religious saint is celebrated) everyone wanted Doña Kailita to make mole because she was known for her tasty moles.