Chiapas, snuggled in the heart of southern Mexico, is a culinary wonderland where food bursts with vibrant flavors, ancient traditions, and a touch of arbitrary charm. Here, eating isn't just nourishment; it's a celebration of life, loss, and everything in between.
Death Warms You with Mole, Prayers with Herbs: Imagine a wake where mourners gather, not with somber faces and stale crackers, but around steaming bowls of rich, complex mole, the aroma filling the air with a bittersweet comfort. In Chiapas, even death gets a delicious send-off. And life? Well, life is savored in every bite, from the fragrant chipilín herb-infused tamales offered during prayers to the iguana tamales (yes, you read that right!) that tempt adventurous palates.