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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sweet Corn

I have been jonesing for some sweet corn lately. It is hard to find around here though. The last time we bought some fresh corn at a farmer's market, it turned out to be feed corn - all bland and chewy. I was bitterly disappointed. For the last two weeks, I have been quite depressed about the corn situation, even thinking through places when I could grown my own.

But today as I walked home from yoga, I saw a nice lady selling corn. Tien de ma? Is it sweet? Of course, she says. Hmmmm. Which one is sweeter, the white or the yellow? Well, they are both sweet, she says. OK. Let's try again.


And what do you know, they were indeed sweet. Luscious summery sweet corn. We ate them ALL. Life is infinitely better now.

2 comments:

Jeremy & Jacquelyn Carman said...

I just had this same experience the other night. Our friends were serving corn and I was like, "Uh...no thanks" thinking it was like the previous nasty Beijing kind. They convinced me it was sweet and it ended up being super good.

manaoin said...

I'm not a big fan of sweet corn and an even smaller fan of the bland/over soft Beijing corn. That was an experience I never want to repeat. If you like savory corn I usually find really good corn (not overcooked with just the perfect amount of salt) at the night market. Have you tried any of those?