If you’ve ever gone all What About Bob? on an ear of golden, in-season (hand-shucked) corn, then you know the pleasures of America’s favorite summer crop. But how to pick the best batch at the farmers' market? Here’s a nifty trick we picked up from Maria Marlowe, author of the forthcoming Real Food Grocery.
Step 1: Grab the stem. It should be moist. If it’s not, move on.
Step 2: Look at the kernels. They should be evenly spaced and round.
Step 3: Purchase, shuck, boil and eat!