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Snapshots from Mexico: Elote and Esquite

Corn in Mexico is commonly found in two forms: elote and esquites. Elote is straight-up corn on the cob, slathered in assorted accoutrements: the messier, the better. As I was traveling with people I'd met a mere ten hours earlier, I was glad to find the esquites: small, layered cups of the coated corn kernels that we could share with spoons to preserve dignity. More

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