The Taming & Harvesting

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The thick outer leaf casing must first be removed and the soft heart inside each cogollo (palm shoot) extracted. Then the hardest parts are removed using the tip of a deer antler. Once stripped of their covering, the softer parts are worked by hand. After about two hours, the cogollos now become known as tallos: these are four or five cogollos bunched together and tied with loops of plant fibre.

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