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Corn
A while back, in a previous discussion about corn, I noted that true corn lovers say that if an ear is out of the ground more than 1/2 hour, it's not fit to eat. I stand by that, although, unless one lives in corn country that's impossible. My guess is that supermarket corn is out of the ground at least a week, what with picking, processing, shipping and other factors. Nevertheless, come May and June, I get such a craving for it, I'll eat what some would not feed the pigs. Come July though, I am able to get it at a local stand where it's probably not more than 1-2 days out of the ground.
As to cooking it, I find the best way (for me at least) is to microwave it covered (but not tightly) about 1-1/2 minutes per ear. Yummm, delicious!

Pasta
Couldn't find the post of the person who said he/she liked spaghetti the least of all pastas but here are my thoughts.
Am I wrong in thinking that all pasta is made from (if not exactly then certainly generally) the same ingredients?
As to the spaghetti hater, perhaps you are not cooking it the best way.
1. Bring 4-5 quarts of water to a boil. Bring another couple quarts to boil in another pot or kettle.
2. Insert as much spaghetti as needed in first pot.
3. After about ten minutes, start checking, a strand at a time, for doneness.
4. When the pasta reaches al dente (the the overwhelmingly preferred state), dump into a colander or sieve and fork-toss several times with the other boiled water. Do not use the water in which you cooked the pasta.
5. Add some salt and butter and toss a little more. PERFECTO!!!!!
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I noted that true corn lovers say that if an ear is out of the ground more than 1/2 hour, it's not fit to eat. I stand by that, although, unless one lives in corn country that's impossible.

Best corn I've ever had was at a friend's house. They lived next to a corn field, and the neighbor let them pick whatever they wanted. They had a cookout one day, and they kept a pot of water boiling. When you wanted corn, you picked it off the stalk, husked it, and dropped it in the pot to cook. It was like eating pure sugar.

Friend has since moved, and we all miss eating that corn. It was amazing.
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If you don't start checking your spaghetti to see if it's al dente you are already too late.
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Somehow missed before 10 minutes in the last post.
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I noted that true corn lovers say that if an ear is out of the ground more than 1/2 hour, it's not fit to eat.

X used to say that the only proper way to cook corn was to:
bring the water to a boil,
go to the garden and pick the ear(s)
RUN (do not walk) with the corn back to the house-preferably shucking while running.
put corn in boiling water.
Ideally this would all happen in 30 seconds.

The only acceptable alternative was to bring a camp stove out to the garden.

peace & corn
t
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