Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another.
While nothing quite beats eating quickly boiled or grilled corn on the cob with butter dribbling down your chin, taking a slightly exotic approach can be nice too. Corn goes south of the border when grilled and topped with a spicy, tangy sauce and a light sprinkle of salty Mexican cheese. The Louisiana favorite Macque Choux is a colorful family-friendly sauté. Corn gets sophisticated with a touch of bacon and meaty mushrooms. Tangy lime juice and coconut milk make Coconut Creamed Corn something special.