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The largest Mexican food festival in the U.S. is happening in Los Angeles.

Mole mole: If you’re familiar with mole, the traditional Mexican dish that can include upward of 30 ingredients, you’ll appreciate the work of those who make it. You’ll probably also want to find someone else to make it for you. If you’d like to try 13 different kinds in one day, there’s the Mole fair, also known as La Feria de Los Moles. The 10th annual festival, the largest Mexican food festival in the U.S., will take place Oct. 1 at Grand Park in downtown L.A. This is where you can taste 13 different types of mole and participate in a heated debate over whose mole is the best, Puebla or Oaxaca, where multiple styles of mole are made. With a mixture of ingredients from Mexico, Africa, Europe and North America, (chile, nuts, dried fruit, spices) the exact origin of mole is unknown. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the dish during a presentation and debate between judges from both Puebla and Oaxaca. And to go with all that mole, a variety of pastries and other foods designed to complement the dish. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the free event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the park. While admission is free, food will be available for purchase. 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, feriadelosmoles.com.

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