An ear of just-picked, local corn is one of the true delights of summer. The kernels are sweet and bright and dripping with flavorful juices.
In New England, most corn is grown to be eaten right off the cob, but sadly the majority of corn grown in this country is used to make high fructose corn syrup - a sugar-like substance used in pretty much all mass-produced food in place of sugar - or to be ground into grain.
We're here to sing the praises of fresh corn. It's delicious no matter how you choose to eat it, but here are some of our favorite ways.
#1 way to eat corn: boiled with butter
Corn on pasta
With lobster; seafood
Maiz dulce y cajeta (sweet corn and caramel) ice cream
Fresh corn tamal
The Corn Star cocktail