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Source: The Mole Page, 1/27/97
Title: Net Digest review
Author: Katherine Withers Cobbs
URL: https://www.slip.net/~bobnemo/mole.html

There are those recipes that accompany legend. Recipes passed down from generation to generation or brought from the old country to the new. Some are accompanied by methods of preparation bordering on the superstitious, "the dough must rise only under the brightness of a full moon." There are concoctions, so the stories go, made with such passion that they send those who partake of them into ecstasy as in Like Water For Chocolate.

In Latin countries, Mole seems to be met with just such wonder, reverence and storytelling. If you've ever tasted the rich flavor of this chili and chocolate combination, you've probably been interested in how it came about. A visit to the Mole Page offers its history, or various versions of the fable surrounding its origins, along with varied and enticing recipes, information on ordering ingredients, links to other sites of interest and a place to contribute your own version of Mole.

Start with the Basic Mole Paste to then create the sauce and if you find your tastebuds thanking you, be daring and try some of the spicier versions. If the ingredients are difficult to find in your area, take advantage of the toll-free numbers offered for ordering specialty items. Or, stop by a local latino market with the recipe in tow and you'll probably leave with everything you need, plus another recipe the grocer suggests you try. So many Mole's, so little time.

Katherine Withers Cobbs is a San Francisco freelance writer, editor and designer who recently worked on Time-Life Asia's "Quick & Tasty Series -Books and Video" (Time-Life Asia, 1996) and the upcoming "Williams-Sonoma Seasonal Celebration" series (Time-Life Books, US, 1997).

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