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A brief history of cancha/chulpi

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Cancha/Chulpi (Roasted Corn)

Credit: ProjectManhattan on Wikipedia Commons

The basics

Roasted, toasted or fried large corn kernels, usually with salt, sometimes with other flavorings. Crunchy on the outside, softer in the middle.

Find it in

Peru (where it’s called cancha) and Ecuador (chulpi); same thing, just different…

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