View Full Version : Corn is King in Colorado

09-05-2011, 11:38 PM
Yep,Dillo...all the old ladies hoarding your Colorado corn at the grocery store were correct. It is soooo good. A+ :thumb:


Corn is king in summer. Even confirmed vegetable haters drool over fresh sweet corn slathered with butter, salt and pepper. It's a beloved seasonal past timeówhat truffles are to the French and mussels to the Belgians. Although European friends may scoff at our passion and say that corn is fit for livestock only, the truth is that corn, the way Americans love it, wonít be found in the Old World. Itís a New World vegetableóNative American at that.
Colorado corn can be traced to the ancient Anasazi who farmed at Mesa Verde. As one of the "three sisters" of agriculture, including squash and beans, corn served as a staple food. The Anasazi might not recognize our present day sweet corn tucked into the beds of trucks rumbling through towns. Still, Olathe Sweet from the Western Slope of Colorado is a descendant from that ancient humble and tough plant.

http://www.frontrangeliving.com/cooking/Corn.htm (http://www.frontrangeliving.com/cooking/Corn.htm)