Tuesday, February 2, 2010

... As Big as Your Head

If you´ve been following this blog, you know the rainy season in Peru can be ... inconvenient. But there is one advantage to visiting at this time: choclo, fresh from the fields.

I know what you´re thinking: "Um, Ashley, that´s corn on the cob." Yes, but that´s a dinner plate it´s sitting on, and those kernals are as big as a thumbnail. It´s corn on the cob on steroids, and it´s pretty yummy.

Peruvians eat their choclo alongside a hunk of white cheese (see the top left corner of the photo). We call it squeaky cheese, because it squeaks against your teeth the way Wisconsin cheese curds do. Combined, choclo con queso is a perfect street food and an easy lunch -- the Peruvian version of fast food.


  1. As a vegetarian, you must be in heaven! That is some good looking corn!

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