Corn, peppers and potatoes are staples of many Latin American diets, and Colombia is no exception. During a recent visit to the Palo Quemado market in Bogota, I found some interesting variations of basic ingredients I thought I knew plenty about.
This corn is missing a few teeth….
But husked and cleaned…
and then ground….
I added eggs, milk and a touch of salt and raw sugar and made some nice corn pancakes.
And corn comes in this festive purpule hue also, good for making chicha.
This man makes a living selling husked corn for 2,800 pesos/kilo….
While this one dedicates his time to potatoes…
Potatoes that come in odd colors and sizes, like these blackish/purple ones…
And these little bright purple beauties….
Peppers are also abundant in this market:
Available in a rainbow of colors.