How many kernels are on an ear of corn? What’s an origin myth? What part of the world did corn originate? This week on Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry learn all about a delicious vegetable that defines summer: corn! With the help of illustrator Luís Garay we learn about the ancient Mayan’s origin myth. The Mayans once ruled much of Central America, which is where corn or maíz, as it’s called in Spanish, was first grown and where it still plays an important role. Plus, chef and corn enthusiast Zarela Martínez teaches us a simple recipe for Esquites (also known as Mexican Street Corn or eloté). As always, we’ve got corny jokes and lots of fun facts. If you’d like to hear your voice on the show, ask a grownup to help you record yourself using the voice memo app on an iPhone and email your questions, jokes, and recipes to [email protected]
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