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  Chicha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chicha is a fermented beverage brewed by the indigenous people of the Andean region, dating back to the Inca Empire when women were taught the techniques of brewing chicha in Acllahuasis (feminine schools).
Chicha de jora is prepared by germinating maize, extracting the malt sugars, boiling the wort, and fermenting it in large vessels, traditionally huge earthenware vats, for several days.
In Ayacucho, chicha de siete semillas is a thick, rich-tasting chicha made from maize, wheat, barley, and garbanzo beans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chicha   (487 words)

 Chicha -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Chicha is a fermented beverage brewed by the indigenous people of the (additional info and facts about Andean) Andean region, dating back to the (additional info and facts about Inca Empire) Inca Empire when women were taught the techniques of brewing chicha in (additional info and facts about Acllahuasis) Acllahuasis (femenine schools).
In Peru, mature chicha is used in cooking as a kind of (additional info and facts about cooking wine) cooking wine, in, for example, seco de cabrito (stewed (Any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns) goat).
In the town of Huanta, chicha de molle is prepared from the small, reddish seeds of the (Small Peruvian evergreen with broad rounded head and slender pendant branches with attractive clusters of greenish flowers followed by clusters of rose-pink fruits) molle tree.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/chicha.htm   (548 words)

 Russian Federation: Chicha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The fortified settlement of Chicha is situated in the forest-steppe of Baraba in the middle of the Western Siberian Plains between the big cities Omsk and Novosibirsk.
It is situated on an unsignificant rise of the terrain at the Eastern lakeshore of the Malaya-Chicha-Lake not far from the river Kargat.
Palaeodietary research by isotopic analysis of bone collagen is being done by the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art at the University of Oxford (Dr. Karen Privat) in col-laboration with the Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry Postgraduate Institute of the university of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Dr. Oliver Craig).
www.dainst.org /index_597_en.html   (1031 words)

 Chicha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Chicha is made in South and, to a lesser extent, Central America.
Chicha is consumed whilst still fermenting and so is low in alcohol.
Be warned that chicha is at its peak 2 to 4 days after pitching while it still retains some sweetness and body.
brewery.org /brewery/cm3/recs/12_57.html   (422 words)

 Fermented cereals a global perspective. Chapter 4.
Even today, chicha manufacture is a significant household or communal activity and the beverage is consumed mainly by the Indians during religious and agricultural festivities and during important family and social events.
After the chicha has been consumed, a layer of sediment remaining in the pot is filtered to obtain sutu, which resembles chicha in color but lacks carbonation and the typical tangy flavor associated with cider.
Microbiology of Chicha- Yeasts, particularly Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus, are the primary fermenting organisms in chicha produced in northern Argentina.
www.fao.org /docrep/x2184e/x2184e10.htm   (4918 words)

 AAA 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Chicha was fundamental to Inca power and the ability of the Inca to draw on immense stores of both corn and cloistered women allowed the Inca to brew the millions of liters of chicha that were consumed annually (Morris 1979: 32).
This ratio of corn to chicha, 1.16-1.25 liters of chicha per kilogram of corn, is slightly lower than the ratios obtained by brewers in the United States.
Chicha was woven into the fabric of daily lives and was routinely consumed at home, at work, and at public gatherings (Allen 1988: 133-157; Holmberg 1971; Simmons 1962).
titicaca.ucsb.edu /cotahuasi/jennings/papers/jenningsAAA2002.html   (3515 words)

Chicha means various things in the countries of South America.
Chicha de jorra is prepared by germinating maize, extracting the malt sugars, boiling the wort, and fermenting it in large vessels, traditionally huge eartheware vats, for several days.
In the Incan Empire, chicha was used for ritual purposes and was consumed in vast quantities during religious festivals.
www.fact-library.com /chicha.html   (416 words)

 GourmetSleuth - Chicha
Chicha, “corn beer”; was a very important part of any Inca feast.
The unfermented, sweetened varieties of chicha are chicha blanca which is the white corn version with cinnamon, and chicha morada which is made from the purple corn and according to Betty Fussell “tastes like a strawberry milkshake”.
There is even a “kicked up” version called chicha picante which is the basic corn brew with the addition of lemon and aji peppers.
www.gourmetsleuth.com /chicha.htm   (292 words)

 Making Chicha - Recipes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
While the chicha was thin-bodied, it had retained some sweetness, and the spices were luckily in good balance, though the curacao/coriander batch was a little too subtle.
When the chicha was young, I found additions of lactic acid in the glass not to my liking.
But now that the chicha is dry, and perhaps because the lactic acid was the result of a natural infection, it is perfect.
xb-70.com /beer/chicha/ch_recip.htm   (1762 words)

 eG Forums -> Chicha!
Chicha is a sacred drink and one of the primary sources of nutrition for many indigenous Amazonians.
Incidentally, "chicha" is not a very polite word in some Latin cultures, being an impolite nickname for female anatomy.
Also, as to the way chicha is made- I believe sake was originally made by Japanese virgins chewing and spitting out rice and then letting it ferment.
forums.egullet.org /index.php?showtopic=7262   (1560 words)

 Chicha press - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chicha Press (or "Prensa Chicha" in Spanish) is a Peruvian nickname for sensasionalist tabloid newspapers.
Are designed to appeal the less educated segment of the Peruvian population.
Tabloid format (there has never been a full-size chicha newspaper).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chicha_press   (157 words)

 chicha, peruvian music
Chicha, the fermented maize beer, has given its name to a new and hugely popular brew of Andean tropical music - a fusion of urban cumbia (local versions of the original Colombian dance), traditional highland huayno, and rock.
Chicha emerged in Lima in the early 1960s and by the mid-1980s had become the most widespread urban music in Peru.
The first chicha hit, and the song from which the movement has taken its name, was La Chichera (The Chicha Seller) by Los Demonios de Mantaro (The Devils of Mantaro), who hailed from the central highlands of Junin.
www.peru-explorer.com /chicha.htm   (481 words)

 Mexican: Chicha - by Recipe Cottage
Chicha (corn beer) is made in South and, to a lesser extent, Central
ways in which chicha de jora is made.
The first is apparently how much chicha is made in people's kitchens.
www.recipecottage.com /mexican/chicha.html   (701 words)

 Encyclopedia: Chicha
The common Spanish expression Ni chicha ni limonada is roughly equivalent to the English "neither fish nor fowl." The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England.
Cooking wine refers to inexpensive wine that has been treated with salt as a preservative.
Species See Species and subspecies A goat is a mammal in the genus Capra, which consists of nine species: the Ibex, the West Caucasian Tur, the East Caucasian Tur, the Markhor, and the Wild Goat.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Chicha   (829 words)

 Bolivia Web - Recipes Gallery - Chicha
In the same pot or in a ceramic container, let cooked quinoa ferment for two or three days.
In order to prepare chicha, strain fermented liquid in a large container.
Mix only what will be consumed during the day.
www.boliviaweb.com /recipes/english/chicha.htm   (169 words)

 Iowa State Daily | Online Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The Chicha Shack, 114 Welch Ave., a hookah bar, is one such retailer not required to have a cigarette retail permit.
Believed to be the first such establishment in Iowa, the Chicha Shack offers a place for people to gather and smoke fruit-flavored tobacco from a Turkish water pipe known as a hookah or nargile.
Minors are allowed to be in the Chicha Shack to eat or drink, but they are not allowed to smoke in the establishment.
www.iowastatedaily.com /vnews/display.v/ART/2005/01/13/41e6122adda1a   (598 words)

 The Chicha Page - Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Chicha is a beer made from corn that is widely enjoyed in Central and South America.
Chicha may also be spiced with almost anything, or fruit may be added to the ferment or at the time of serving.
Chicha has been made for thousands of years, most notably by the Incas who brewed it on a commercial scale.
xb-70.com /beer/chicha   (630 words)

 Ancient brewery discovered on mountaintop in Peru - Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Predating the Inca Empire by at least four centuries, this Wari brewery was used to make chicha, a fermented beverage similar to beer that played an important role in ritual feasting and drinking during Peru's first empire.
Ancient Peruvians made chicha with local grains and fruit, which is quite different from today's commercial beers typically made with barley and hops.
Chicha brewed with these pepper seeds would have produced a spicy beer.
www.unexplained-mysteries.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=19359   (528 words)

 chicha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Chicha is a spanish word for any variety of fermented beverage.
Chicha is sometimes masticated before it is allowed to
Among Amazonians chicha is a dietary staple, as well as a work incentive and social lubricant.
www.anth.ucsb.edu /projects/hbe/chicha.htm   (70 words)

 AllRefer.com - quinoa, Plant (Plants) - Encyclopedia
Quinoa is eaten boiled like rice, used in soup or porridge, toasted in the form of tortillas, or mixed with wheat flour for bread.
It is also used for poultry and livestock feed and is fermented to make an alcoholic beverage called chicha, more commonly made from corn.
In the Inca Empire, where only the potato was more widely grown, quinoa is said to have been sacred; the year's first furrows were opened ceremoniously with a gold implement.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/Q/quinoa.html   (243 words)

 Empires of the Sun Feature @ National Geographic Magazine
Chicha, the ancient Peruvian drink of ritual sacrifice and celebration, was also the brew of choice as far north as Mexico when the conquistadores arrived.
There it has largely been replaced by European-style beer, but visitors to highland Peru will find that chicha is still a favorite in towns and villages across the Andes.
Passersby should look for a bit of red cloth or plastic marking the door to a chicheria, or chicha bar, indicating that the lady of the house has made a fresh batch of corn chicha.
magma.nationalgeographic.com /ngm/0206/feature5   (883 words)

 NOVICA - Wool tapestry, 'Women Selling Chicha'
Wide-brimmed hats pulled low, women offer clay pots of chicha, a traditional drink made of fermented maize.
Nilda Amaro skillfully represents the chincheras (chicha sellers) in woolen strands of vivid hues.
In the background, the whitewashed village church stands tall against the sky.
www.novica.com /itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=90476&originalPID=88452   (203 words)

 Fruit Beverages of Panama
Used fresh with water and sugar as “chicha fresca,” it is a refreshing beverage.
Wood of the nance trees is highly in demand for firewood as it burns leaving a fine white ash.
Delicious beverages are made with a combination of fruit pulp or juice, milk, crushed ice and sugar, the amount of sugar varying with the sweetness of the fruit and one’s taste.
www.angelfire.com /tx/CZAngelsSpace/beverages.html   (1746 words)

 A Cup of Chicha
Sitting, chewing nicorette gum, feels like pepper spray down the throat, and none of the words I'm writing sound like me. I'm always suspicious that the self can be misplaced, lost my lighter, lost my pen, lost my self.
In case the title doesn't make it clear, "chicha" is an alcoholic drink, popular in South America.
In Puerto Rico, "chicha" means something else; if prostitution's illegal, introducing myself would lead to an arrest.
chicha.blogspot.com /2002_03_01_chicha_archive.html   (1438 words)

Their houses, outside of the towns, are of stone or wood, and thatched with grass, of one room, without window or chimney.
Their favourite dish is chupe, a highly peppered meat stew, and the favourite intoxicant is chicha, of corn chewed, boiled with water, and fermented.
They are dressed in woollen clothing of their own weaving, generally surmounted by a cloak, and a white sombrero or skull-cap.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12604b.htm   (2285 words)

 Chicha Peruana Recipe
Specifics: OG: 1.055 FG: 1.012 Types of Chicha So far, there appear to me to be several main ways in which chicha de jora is made.
Abbreviated - The jora is mashed but the mash is ultimately brought to a boil, allowed to settle, and the clear liquid, or upi, now finished chicha, is drawn off.
This process is helped by the inclusion of some crushed malted barley (Barley Assisted).
www.recipezaar.com /recipe/getrecipe.zsp?id=69   (821 words)

 Chicha from LiveJournal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Chicha, an alcohol beverage which has been made for thousands of years in Central and South America, begins with people chewing grain and spitting into a vat.
We usually drink something called "Chicha Morada", which is a refreshing drink that looks a little like purple Kool-Aid, but has a unique taste.
Chicha will solve everything, except inevitable lung disease.
www.ljseek.com /search/Chicha   (751 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | Ancient Peru's ritual beer binges
It is believed to have been used to brew vast quantities of a spicy, beer-like alcoholic drink called "chicha" and served to hundreds at one sitting.
It is thought that the fermented drink, made today with corn, was used for ritual intoxication by the Wari people.
Such quantities were needed to fuel alcohol-based gatherings organised by the elite of the Wari empire which took place in purpose-built drinking halls.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/3942507.stm   (337 words)

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