At the market in Pisac the locals were selling everything from crafts to food, including the many varieties of corn - one of the most widely-consumed foodstuffs in Peruvian cuisine. Corn has been planted in Peru since at least 1200 BC. The ancient Peruvian farmers achieved a degree of sophistication in the selection and creation of new varieties which adapted to varying terrains and climates.
You can find corn, which is known locally as choclo, in every color under the sun: white, yellow, purple, black, red and mixed.
Today, farmers along the Peruvian coast, highlands and jungle grow more than 55 varieties of corn, more than anywhere else on Earth.
Chicha morada, a local drink along the lines of gluhwein, but served cold, is made from the purple corn and is extremely tasty and refreshing.
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Sne011 (3084) 2008-11-11 6:16
Great capture and framing! I didn't know there are so many kinds of corn :) I like different shapes and colors, it's really interesting photo.
Have a nice day,
emilbo (22604) 2008-11-11 6:42
Une photo originale et très bien présentée qui nous montre les différentes sortes de blé-d'inde qu'on peut trouver la-bas. Ici on en trouve dans les magasins mais ils servent surtout de décoration. Excellente qualité d'image et belle harmonie de couleurs.
Salutations du Canada,
deano (178) 2008-11-11 8:32
Hi Maria, excellent colours and textures in this shot, well seen and captured. TFS.
AROBN54 (11473) 2008-11-11 20:17
what a neat shot! I love all the different shades and colors and the way the ears of corn go in different directions. Such beautiful colors and nice sharp detail. I like the way you have filled the frame with all those amazing varieties of corn. Well done! Many thanks and warm regards,
Selmik (3188) 2008-11-13 19:45
soft,colorful,peaceful photo,very good idea of composition.
speedymanu (3585) 2009-01-14 2:07
you've managed to create a very strong composition out of this daily scene. The tight framing, the vibrant colors turn this into a nice graphic image.