Panama

 

This Embera woman prepares a non-alcoholic version of Chicha de Maiz as part of a meal for a group of visitors. The beverage, made from corn and sugar cane juice, is sweet and refreshing. If allowed to ferment for a few days it becomes a sour but potent tonic.

Embera Drua, Chagres River, Panama.

 

Jean-Philippe Soule 2001