A look at a site of intense color
Nestled in the Sierra Nororiental Poblana on one of the five slopes that end in the Gulf of Mexico, the altepeme (gathering of towns) whose head was Tlatlauquitepec, which was composed of 31 towns of which only 19 are known. These "subject" towns are among others Teziutlán, Cuetzalan, Zacapoaxtla, Ayotoxco, etc. In 1531 the so-called Town of Santa María de la Asunción de Tlatlauquitepec and the Convent of the same name, attended by Franciscans, were founded.
During the XNUMXth century Tlatlauquitepec defended the National Sovereignty by fighting the French intervention with the Tlatlauquitepec Mountain Hunters Battalion led by Colonel Andrés Mirón.
In the 2012th century it was consolidated as an agricultural and commercial center, being a point of reference in the economic panorama of the region; Towards the end of the eighties it was promoted as a tourist destination in the state of Puebla, a condition that was strengthened after its appointment as a Magical Town in XNUMX, also due to the cultural legacy of ethnic groups such as Nahuas and Totonacas.
The cuisine of the northeastern mountains is abundant and varied, it is made with ingredients of indigenous origin and of Spanish origin, resulting in the conjunction of essences, flavors and consistencies that satisfy the appetites and tastes of the most demanding palates, whether residents or from national and foreign visitors; Among the most famous stews, snacks and dishes, are the tlayoyosmade with peas, dough, apple chili and avocado leaf; ; the barbecue lamb that is offered enchilada or white accompanied by sauce and handmade tortillas; the mole rancherototole or turkey, with rice and soupy beans; the chilposonbeef or pork and vegetables from the region; in recent times the smoked meatspork and Mazatepec style chicken, as well as trouts dipped in sauces have been incorporated into the regional culinary tradition; as well as typical drinks, the coffee accompanied by bread baked with firewood, fruit wines, Yolixpa, pulque and cane brandy.