Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

Corn - an ageless grain

 

March 25, 2021

Courtesy of Linda Heath

Above: Mike Heath harvesting corn from his field.

Oh, for the love of corn! Let me count the ways. Corn on the cob, roasted corn, whole corn, creamed corn, corn relish, corn soup, cornbread, popcorn, tortillas, corn pudding, johnny cakes, corn muffins, hominy, grits, and plenty more. Corn has been a staple in the Western hemisphere for, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, 10,000 years originating in the region where Mexico is today. Even corn smut (a product of a fungal disease) is considered a delicacy in some cultures. History tells us that the Indians the Pilgrims met when they landed at Plymouth Rock showed them how to raise corn...



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