SCOTTISH GROWN CORN WITH THE MEXICAN SEAL OF APPROVAL
Coming from Mexico, corn is a stable ingredient in my cooking. So I was over the moon when I discovered local Fife farmer Euan of Pittormie Fruit Farm has just started a trial growing chemical free corn! So off we went today today to visit Euan’s sustainable farm near Dairsie.
He’s planted 500 plants, approximately a third of an acre and boy, his first time crop was impressive. It brought me back to my happy childhood days when I’d run through the corn fields on my grandfather’s farm in Mexico, then bbq freshly handpicked corn.
We were so impressed with Euan’s kitchen garden, a chef’s dream come true. Garlic, carrots, plums, leeks, kale, berries, and so many varieties of squash, we were in heaven!
So the real test was to return back home to Laurencekirk with our handpicked cobs and bbq them, just like we did on my grandfather’s farm. My mother is visiting from Mexico just now so she was on hand to give her expert opinion on the Fife grown corn.
And the verdict is………it is a winner! It has the perfect level of sweetness (unlike the supermarket corn which are too sweet) and tastes like the corn from Mexico. Even my mother gave the Scottish corn her seal of approval!
I can’t wait to get back to El Tajín – Authentic Taste of Mexico this week to make my tamales, tortillas, pozole, chilatole soup, torta de elote (corn cake) esquites, roasted corn on the cob and corn croquettes with Euan’s fantastic corn. Who’s coming to find out what real corn should taste like?