It usually refers to the cooking style on the European Continent, which means olive oil, garlic and other intense herbs and favours. The French, Italian and Spanish parts of Europe, all do 'continental' dishes which centre on olive oil, wine, garlic and herbs like Rosemary etc.. Classing food by style is really about its main flavours which invariably found in the dish. . Chinese food = 3 favours, Garlic, Spring onion and Ginger as its base in nearly all dishes. Indian Food = Garlic, Cumin and Coridander are the base favours found in almost all Indian dishes. Thai Food = Lemon Grass, Garlic, Ginger, Chilli + fraigrant spice Contiential style = Garlic, Olive oil + some fraigrant herb like basil/rosemary/thyme are the base which other characteristic ingrediants like tomatoes and red wine are often added.
There are various procedures to make mole. Generally the following are universal when making mole. Dried chili peppers, cut up onions and whole garlic are lightly fried in oil. In a blender, chicken broth along with the fried dried peppers and the rest of the ingredients are mixed and placed in a large pot. The resulting mixture sauce has to be continuously stirred on a low-medium flame. Bread crumbs or crackers mixed with chicken broth are also put in a blender and added to the pot. Mole can be bought ready-made from local markets or supermarkets. It comes as a kind of paste or powder that can vary in color from deep black to green or even yellow, depending on the ingredients used. In modern supermarkets and corner shops, mole is sold either canned, in glass jars, or in cubes that can be dissolved in water or, more appropriately, broth .