Food.Farmer.Earth Newsletter: Corn has become organic farmer Anthony Boutard’s passion, so much so that he wrote a book about it called “Beautiful Corn: America’s Original Grain from Seed to Plate.” Chef and restaurateur Kelly Myers of Xico, in Portland, Oregon, shows us how to make a quick form of enchiladas she refers to as street style, they are cooked on a grill or stovetop without any baking.
Many of the city’s premier chefs soon heard about the quality and unusual variety of Ayers Creek’s produce, especially the chicories, tomatoes, garlic and the polenta that Anthony grinds from heirloom flint corn.
Organic farmer Anthony Boutard, of Ayers Creek Farm, shares the history behind the different varieties of corn that he grows, and describes their more notable uses.
The toasty corn flavor in these waffles lends them to dinner, as well as breakfast. Try serving them with grilled sausages. This recipe was originally published by Nicole Rees in the Oregonian. Hominy Waffles 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 2 cups buttermilk, at room [...]
I know that all the recent news about corn has been grim. We Americans consume an enormous amount of corn in the sneaky and unhealthy form of high-fructose corn syrup. Monocultures. Bt corn and genetic engineering. Ethanol and farm subsidies. These are complex and real issues that require study and reflection. But…I’ll just confess right [...]
The possibilities are limitless. Kale, spinach or mustard greens would also be great.