Fava vs. Corn
The L.A. Times today this week: Oh, blah blah blah grills, blah blah blah fava beans! We found an adequate substitute for corn on the cob! – silly L.A. Times! I’m still deeply suspicious of people who put “corn on the cob” and “grilling” in the same paragraph. I understand on an intellectual level that grilling is a potentially acceptable way of handling corn, particularly inadequate corn. But.
- Corn is to be boiled.
- No crazy yuppie beans can possibly be as satisfying as corn on the cob.
- In any climate where fresh local produce is available year-round, corn-on-the-cob satisfaction is at best an agreeable illusion anyway.
- So there.
I’m in Iowa for a wedding this weekend, but the sweet corn ain’t quite here yet, sigh.