The Corn Maize
Southwest cooks prepare corn
in many ways. It includes hominy; a dried corn processed with lime
in water, used in Posole, a New Year's Day good - luck
dish. You also have yellow, white or blue cornmeal.
Native Americans consider
corn as the essence of life and they call it "Mother Corn."
For the People of the Southwest it is one of the "Three Sisters."
The three are corn, beans, and squash.
Many believe the corn
kernel will bring prosperity. For fertility and productivity, they
carry the white corn pollen in medicine bags. Arizona's Hopi
People raised a strain of blue corn. They use this sacred corn
their ceremonial bread, piki.