Fresh Sweet Corn Tips

Always shuck your sweetcorn at the very last minute.

Pull off the silks (the hairy stuff), then strip off the husks.

Boil a large pot of water, add salt…lots of salt.

Reduce water to a simmer and drop in the corn cobs for 15-20 minutes.

Strain the corn cobs and slather in butter and more salt.

(Lower calorie alternative: don’t slather with butter but drizzle cooked cobs with olive oil and sprinkle with cilantro or parsley).

Eat like there is no tomorrow!

February Food Quotes

“We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.”

Epicurus (341-270 BC)

 “It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears.”

Cato the Elder (234-149 BC)

 “Fish, to taste right, must swim three times—in water, in butter, and in wine.”

Polish proverb

 “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is and art.”

La Rochefoucauld  (1613-1680)

More Food Proverbs

“Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.” G.K. Chesterton

“The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight pleasure.”  Michel de Montaigne

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”  Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“Hunger is the best sauce in the world.”  Miguel de Cervantes