What's a Mole?
First of all, mole is pronounced MOH-lay. Common pronunciation error: saying the last syllable as if it rhymes with bee, or not pronouncing the last syllable at all. It’s not a furry animal!
The word mole comes from the Aztec Indians’ word molli, which simply means “sauce”, so calling it “mole sauce” is actually a bit unnecessary – but as mole has come to be a “dish” in common language, one understands the need to define it as a “mole sauce”. Mole comes in many varieties and in every state, different moles will be popular, although the mole poblano and mole negro are commonly seen as two of the most important varieties. That being said, most people have probably never experienced a real Mexican mole which is truly sad – and something we would love to change!