Chiles en nogada is considered one of Mexico's national dishes.

Chiles en nogada is considered one of Mexico’s national dishes. (Photo/Courtesy Melissa Guerra)

Mexican Independence Day: The food, the chefs and the cocktails

As we counted down to Mexican Independence Day this week, we told you of the history. How a courageous revolt in 1810 by the Mestizos (those with mixed Spanish and indigenous Indian heritage) and Criollos (Mexicans of Spanish ancestry), fought under the leadership of Father Miguel Hidalgo, led to liberation from the governing Spaniards.

But there is so much more to Mexican Independence Day — and often food can be that wonderful window into a rich and storied culture. Take a tour of our food coverage as we honor Mexican culture and its day of Independence.

Healthy Mexican Food Makeovers: From veggie quesadillas to veracruz-style fish, we’ve got a delicious but healthy take on some favorites.

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How to Make: Mouthwatering Mexican ClassicsWe’ve got your churros and your chiles en nogada. Your tacos de chorizo and a beautiful guisado de cazuela de chicharrón.

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From Texas to New York, 9 Mexican Chefs to Watch: It’s hard not to feel immense pride reflected from these powerhouse, successful Mexican chefs, who have conquered the culinary arts and offer up everything from preserving Mexican food to stepping out into other types of cuisine.

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A Toast to Mexican Independence Day: Cocktails are always a great way to enjoy the weekend, as we offer you some of our favorite Mexican-inspired drinks to celebrate the holiday.

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