In praise of fresh corn — I realized last night that corn (or maize if you will) on the cob is truly a divine food. Basically I’m lucky enough to have a couple of friends who raise a number of plants on a small plot of communal garden, and have done so with great success, and I always offer to help out a bit and reap the according rewards. So right now I have a slew of tomatoes that I’m going to try and make into a soup tonight plus some fantastic cucumbers, but last night was cooking up two ears of picked-not-more-than-a-hour-previously corn via a quick boiling, a little bit of butter, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. And I was a happy man.