from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
- noun The mucilaginous seeds of Sterculia Chica, a South American tree. See
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- noun See
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- noun A
fermented beverage, most commonly made from maize, grapesor apples.
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- noun an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water
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The corn has long been used to make a beer called chicha, which is drunk especially during ritual or political activities.
One day when they had been at work, on returning to their hut, they found in it some small loaves of bread, and a jar of chicha, which is the beverage used in this country in place of wine, made of boiled maize.
The people, as I have said, are very polished and intelligent, and go always clad and shod; they eat maize both cooked and raw, and drink much chicha, which is a beverage made from maize after the fashion of beer.
Their beverage, called chicha -- a name common throughout
In one episode Mr. Calagione learns to make a fermented corn drink called chicha from a group of elderly women in Peru.
It´s essentially chicken stew mixed with a type of maize alcohol called chicha - it tastes disgusting by itself but the food was not bad, even with my contribution!
Over the last several millennia it's been popped like popcorn, made into flour, brewed into beer (known as chicha blanca), and boiled like rice.
Elsewhere, "Adigbedoto" by Gnonnas Pedro glides on reverb-sozzled guitars that seem to owe as much to the Peruvian pop-rock style known as chicha as it does to any Beninese tradition.
Andrea splits her time between agriculture and making a Peruvian drink called chicha in her house.
Â Both the hypocotyl and the leaves are used and can be fermented to produce a weak beer called chicha de maca.