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Possible to get good jarred Mole in TO?

proof Sep 15, 2007 08:27 AM

The heading says it all! I am looking for good soft corn tortillas.....I know they are here somewhere.....often you can find decent ones at health food stores frozen....they are much better than the flour ones that are out there.

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    snackboy RE: proof Sep 15, 2007 01:37 PM

    Hey Proof,

    You can always check out some of the Mexican/Latin/South American stores in the Kensington Market . . . Unfortunately, I don't know the names of the places . . . but if you ask anyone while you are there they will be sure to point you to the right spot...and as an added bonus... you can find all kinds of dried peppers to make mole with

    Good Luck,


    Good Luck

    1. deelicious RE: proof Sep 15, 2007 01:47 PM

      If you are looking for good soft corn tortillas, how is it that the heading says it all? You may have better luck asking for tortillas rather than mole in your heading.

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        proof RE: proof Sep 15, 2007 05:24 PM

        I know I will find the tortillas, it was just an aside......the mole is another matter. I am heading to the Kensington Market tomorrow. I will post my findings!

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          chocohead RE: proof Sep 16, 2007 12:05 AM

          buy the mole everyone buys . what you do is add ingredients to it. good chocolate, ground toasted pumpkin seeds.... everyone does it different

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          sochow RE: proof Sep 17, 2007 08:20 AM

          Ok - with all my Edgar's posts people will think I work for him - I don't! But was just there on Saturday (Queensway and Royal York) and he has a bottled mole from Mexico. He also has a dry one that you add water to which sounds less authentic however he claimed that this is a favourite brand of many Mexicans. I think he may have fresh corn tortillas too. I was lucky enough to enjoy homemade ones on Sat evening. Maseca and boiling water is all it takes!

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            ekammin RE: sochow Sep 17, 2007 08:45 AM

            During a stay of several months near the town of Chapala in the state of Jalisco, we used to buy the Dona Maria brand at our local supermarket there - presumably this is completely authentic. I believe it is availabe here as well.

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              Kagemusha RE: ekammin Sep 17, 2007 01:54 PM

              Yup, NoFrills around me stock it. Still, I think "good jarred mole" is a bit of an oxymoron.Old school cookbooks like Diana Kennedy's give recipes and technique. It's time-consuming but not impossible to crank-out a reasonable facsimile, more so now the ingredients easier to find than ever. Turkey mole is heaven--great New World flavors that just work.

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