Wednesday, October 08, 2008

mini post about a mini-veg




Maybe I've lived a pretty sheltered life. But I never knew that baby corn were actually... baby corn! I always thought they were some weird created object you could only find in a can, they tasted ok but weren't very exciting.  However, what I've seen everywhere since coming to England is fresh baby corn! Is it just me? Have you guys seen this before? It is such a surprising and nice addition to a crudité platter, and it tastes just like fresh sweet corn, nothing like its limp canned counterpart. 

So tell me- have you had fresh baby corn before? It's one of my new favorite veggies*!

*I know, I know, corn isn't really a vegetable, it's a grain, but you know what I mean...


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22 comments:

Heather said...

aw, that's so cute! I had canned baby corn (in the same sense that I hate canned corn) but if I could find it fresh I'd probably fall in love.

Vegetation said...

Baby corn is one of my family's favourite veggies. Just about every single dinner plate is adorned with steamed baby corn (not to mention stir fries, pastas.....well...everything!). Enjoy it! Canned baby corn has nothing on the fresh stuff.

Vegetation said...

Errr sorry. I don't know why my comment came out sounding so rude! What I meant to say mostly was YUM!

Vegyogini said...

Wow, I had no idea that was available fresh! It sounds great!

VeggieGirl said...

Cutest. corn. ever.

JohnP said...

I'm stunned, Bazu, and now I want this!

tofufreak said...

i've only ever had the canned kind. lucky you! i can't seem to find it anywhere around here.

Paula said...

I was just thinking about this the other day! I had no idea baby corn was actually baby corn either! I thought it was vat grown or some other insanity.

wow!

aTxVegn said...

Cool! I've only seen it from a can.

Anni said...

Oh, that's good to know! Canned baby corn is my least favorite food and I've always wondered why it even exists... If I ever find fresh baby corn I'll be sure to buy it now, thanks to you!

Nikki Douglas said...

I've only ever had it canned and yuck - do not like it one bit. But this is so cute even if I didn't like it to eat I would still want to put it in a teeny tiny cornucopia.

Karyn said...

I love fresh baby corn stir-fried. I don't think I've ever had it canned ....

Bex said...

fresh baby corn? dear god where's my wok!

seitanismymotor said...

Yes, we have this at the Asian corner of the grocery stores. It is so much better than the canned version!

B36Kitchen said...

I love fresh baby corn! I haven't had it in ages though.

allularpunk said...

never! i super love baby corn! i can't even imagine how lovely it must be fresh...

Kati said...

Very cute! I've never seen fresh baby corn. Can you eat the entire thing, like the canned kind? I can't imagine if you had to bite off all the tiny kernels...

Veg-a-Nut said...

I have only seen and tasted baby corn from a can and despise it! I don't think it is anything like real corn. Finding the real deal would be just toooo awesome! I want some!

B.A.D. said...

I have never seen nor tasted fresh baby corn. I did however know that it was baby corn.

Peggy the Veggie said...

Oh, I love baby corn! I've only ever had it canned... but I still love it :)

Dynah said...

This is fantastic! Does it grow on short little stalks with itty-bitty husks? I must learn more! I guess I never thought about where baby corn comes from.

Jeni Treehugger said...

I LOVE how all you guys get all excited over these things!
Like kids in sweety shops.
LOL!
I guess when you're used to seeing things like baby Corn you take them for granted!
I never will ever again!