Relationship: Child of im/migrant

Mote is the name of corn grains, boiled. They are usually prepared by boiling the grains in water. So here is a way to make Mote:

First you take the Mote and put it in a pot with the ashes of fire. (When someone makes fire with a stick there are little ashes of fire down the stick that people collect.) After you’re done you would have to wash it many times until and you can eat. Mote can also be in other meals, such as Mote with rice, beans, chicken, and other foods. Mote is important to my Mother because my Grandmother (her mother) made this food when my Mother was growing up in Ecuador. This is also important to her because this reminds her of home (Ecuador). When we used to visit my Grandmother, she also made this food. The Mote my Grandmother made was really good, but now I don’t see her. Whenever my Mom makes this, I remember how my grandmother made it. I would like her to be here. It would be nice to be back in her kitchen helping her prepare a pot of Mote. 

Place(s): Ecuador
Year: 1987

– Salome

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant