The corn is in!
Lest you are not from this corn country, you may not appreciate how important and anticipated day this is! The farm stand down the road has a corn count down sign. THey have some of the earliest corn in the county I am told.
I am not a native.
Corn on the cob. Yum. Sweet corn.
In China it is roasted over fires in metal drums but not sweet. Lots are eaten anyway. In Germany years ago when it was German American Day festival, one of the biggest money makers at the Officer Wives Club food stand was sweet corn on the cob. We couldn’t make it fast enough. It was frozen.
Corn in many parts other world including Germany is considered animal feed. Bit sweet corn? No. It is so delicious.
I tried to buy frozen corn on the cob once for Love Bug’s 6th grade social studies project Cuban stew. None to be found. The kind lady working in those early morning hours said with all seriousness, it is Lancaster county and well…whicpering she named a rival store might cry the traitorous item. I bought some of the Florida corn in the husk.
Unheard of. I am sure it is only us non-native people who buy that. We just don’t know how to appreciate corn.
I love to eavesdrop on conversations when the local corn comes in as the men and women pick through the piles at the stands nad in the store looking for the best ones.
There are many ways to prepare corn on the cob. But I still remember a corn fair I attended in Ohio with while visiting a friend when I was in high school.
Big steaming vats of rolling milk water full of bright corn ears. Then roller in bowls of butter.
Now that is good eating.
That is how I will be cooking my corn today…from the farm stand down the road that picks it fresh every morning and gives each customer a frequent corn buyer card.
I love America.
for another 4th of July post see https://omega57.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/the-smell-of-freedom/