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7 Fresh Ways to Enjoy Summer Corn

Posted On: Jul 23, 2020   |   Posted By: Williams Sonoma

7 Fresh Ways to Enjoy Summer Corn

Most people know the 1 most important fact about corn: The moment it's picked, it starts to become less sweet. A teacher once told us to set a pot of water to boil on the stove before we left the house to run to the farm stand, and-assuming someone is home to watch the flame!-it's hard to disagree with that tactic. Corn converts its natural sugars to starch once it's plucked, and fast.
In America, white “Country Gentleman” and yellow “Golden Bantam” corn remain among the most popular varieties, along with speckled “butter and sugar” corn. If you spy heirloom local corn, snap it up! It can be totally worth investigating -not to mention, stunning.
When shopping, choose ears of corn with fresh green husks and no signs of browning or drying. When the husks are pulled back, they should reveal corn silks that are pale yellow and moist. The kernels should be plump, juicy and tightly packed in even rows. Store ears of corn unshucked in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to two days, then remove the husks and...

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