Corn on the Cob

Pop Domonic was a foodie, probably before that term even existed. He knew exactly what he liked and wanted. From the amount of salt on his tomato salad to which part of the baguette he’d dip in the tomato juice to when spaghetti and meatballs should be served.

His love of corn on the cob in the summer though was contagious. Every Sunday various family members would stop at different farm stands to pick up some bright yellow corn and some white corn. It was then a competition.

Which corn had the smallest kernels? Which corn was the most tender? And the final vote…what did it rank on a 1 to 10 scale? Only experienced judges were allowed to participate.

Farm stands have changed. The members around the table differ each week. Decades have come and gone but this summer, family tradition continues.

8 thoughts on “Corn on the Cob

  1. Corn on the cob is one of my favorite summer foods/traditions – I can happily eat only corn for dinner. In fact, I’ve been thinking about it lately…


  2. Some food brings back so many joyful memories. My husband and I joke about favorite restaurants from our past and foods from our childhoods and our children’s childhoods. My mom loved white corn. So long gone, as I typed those words I could hear her voice and see her face. Thank you for the memory boost.

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  3. I love the simplicity of this post…corn. I personally like corn, but don’t love it. That being said, we are self proclaimed corn snobs. We only eat it from the blue tent guy on Park Ave…he’s got the silver queen (white)and butter and sugar (yellow) and we go often debate which is better. We must be channeling your fam! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Corn on the cob is one of my favorite flavors of summer. It also brings back memories of when my dad would cut the ends off, soak them in water – husks and all, wrap them in foil, and roast them on the grill. Thanks for the reminder.

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