Wow! And I thought I was brave when it comes to trying
weird food and drink! I was curious to try Chicha
until I read that article. Now I think I'll pass.
One question though. I think they sell bottled
Chicha in Peru (but I'm not sure). If they do, is it
made the same way (i.e., saliva included)?
I couldn't get to the article by following the link, but I persevered, and I urge you all to do the same -- it's well worth it. At the Salon site (www.salonmagazine.com) go to Archives and ferret out the Wanderlust column "The yuckiest food in the Amazon" by Mary Roach (12/15/98). Just don't read it at mealtime.