Google Search Doodle Honors Mexico’s Independence

From the first minutes of the September 16, Google dedicated its doodle to the Independence Day of Mexico 2014 with a representative picture of the national cuisine.

The letters of the search engine are decorated with the typical colors of Mexico’s flag, green, white and red. The Google logo in Mexicoo’s colors is accompanied by a of dish Chiles en nogada and a glass of Jamaica water replacing the second ‘O’ of the word Google.

Chiles en nogada is a dish from Mexican cuisine. The name comes from the Spanish word for the walnut tree, nogal. It consists of poblano chiles filled with picadillo (a mixture usually containing shredded meat, aromatics, fruits and spices) topped with a walnut-based cream sauce, called nogada, and pomegranate seeds, giving it the three colors of the Mexican flag: green for the chili, white for the nut sauce and red for the pomegranate. The walnut used to prepare nogada is a variety called Nogal de Castilla or Castillan Walnut, also known as the English Walnut.

The traditional chile en nogada is from Puebla; it is tied to the independence of this country since it is said they were prepared for the first time to entertain the emperor Agustín de Iturbide when he came to the city after his naming as Agustín I. This dish is a source of pride for the inhabitants of the state of Puebla.

The animated image can be seen by millions of users during this today, September 16.

The famous search engine has also dedicated its doodle to other commemorative dates of great importance for Mexico.


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