The iconic Southern ingredient has become an obsession of chefs and artisans around the country, not only in familiar recipes like hush puppies, but also in innovations like ice pops. Here, some of F&W's new favorites.
Ideas for Corn
3 Toppings for Corn on the Cob
In a small bowl, whisk lightly softened unsalted butter with minced fresh basil and grated lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper.
In a mini food processor, coarsely puree oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes with their oil. Season with salt and pepper.
Cacio e Pepe Mayo
Corn Goods: Best New Corn Accessories
Courtesy of Chef'n
F&W tested several devices for slicing kernels from the cob; Chefn's Palm-Zipper was the best. $8; amazon.com.
Courtesy of Michael Aram
Michael Aram's new corn picks are a gold-plated, stainless steel upgrade of the cheap plastic kind. $80 for 8; michaelaram.com.
Courtesy of Tommy Bahama
Tommy Bahama weaves corn husks together, dries them, trims them with leather and lines them with linen to make great-looking bags. $145; tommybahama.com.
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Corn cobs are the scratchy (but nonabrasive) material in this Spaghetti Scrubber by Goodbye Detergent. $11; goodbyedetergent.com.
Inspired by Mexican paletas, U.S. artisans are creating fresh-corn ice pops.
© Hector Sanchez
This company sells its pops at Manhattan's Hester Street Fair. lanewyorkina.com.
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In Manhattan's Chelsea Market, this new store makes shaved ice and pops.
The Honolulu company makes a Kahuku ice pop from sweet corn grown on Oahu. onopops.com.
In New Orleans, this shop spikes its corn pops with berries.
Get Corn Fed
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Here, a few amazing places to eat Southern corn classics like grits and corn bread.
Michael Solomonov serves buttery jalapeño-cheddar corn bread at his fun new Percy Street Barbecue.