We grow a lot of corn in Northern Italy—we make flour from it, but we also make our famous Polenta. Have you heard of it? Some people describe it as corn mush or yellow grits. Where I come from, we are called Polentoni, we eat so much Polenta! Personally, it’s my favorite way to eat corn. But there are so many other ways to enjoy it, too!
Whether you are eating corn on the cob, in a relish, or a cold pasta salad, there are a few basic things you should know about the plant.