Corn Vendor in Mexico. Copyright 2013 Miguel Omaña.

Mexican corn vendor.

Photo and text by Miguel Omaña.

Corn in Mexico are sold in the streets. Sometimes it is served in a cob, or you can ask for corn in a cup.

The word elote comes from Nahuatl language word elotl.

The way it is served has no limits. It can be with mayo, cheese, and spicy powder, for instance.

Although elote is how it is known in all of Mexico, the way is served does varies. For instance corn in a cup is called elote desgranado in northern Mexico, while in Central Mexico (in Mexico City or nearby states) it is called esquites. The word elote comes from Nahuatl language word elotl. Nahuatl was spoken during Mexica Aztec times, before the arrival of the Hispanics.

Photo shot with a 35 mm film, black and white. Developed in dark room.

Mexican corn vendor. Copyright 2013 Miguel Omaña.
Mexican corn vendor. Copyright 2013 Miguel Omaña.
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