June 11, 2018

Not many foods grow right on their own handle but today is a celebration of one such delicacy. Though this versatile food is also still referred to as maize, here most would just call it corn. It’s National Corn on the Cob Day!

Corn can be enjoyed in countless ways. We can eat those delicious, buttery, salted kernels with a spoon. We can feed it to our livestock. We can use science to turn it into fuel or even high fructose corn syrup, a favorite beverage ingredient in America.

Today though, we are focused on eating corn straight from the cob it’s grown upon. There may be no tastier way to smother your own face in butter and salt. I would usually shy away from such a messy cuisine but there’s just something magical about corn on the cob. Perhaps it just reminds me a laid back summer day, eating corn cobs off the grill with my family.

Corn on the cob is one of those foods that I usually get tired on eating before it actually fills my belly. It is a little bit of work twisting and turning that cob around so that you may chew eat kernel from it’s home. Despite this, I can almost never resist the urge to enjoy at least an ear or two.

Happy National Corn on the Cob Day!



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