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Season Two, Fall 2007

Corn

Every season on our show, Kitchen Caravan will have an episode dedicated to a whole grain. As summer comes to an end and we creep into fall, we wanted to feature corn, which is one of our favorites. Corn is a healthy whole grain that should definitely be included in your diet. Did you know corn is the main ingredient in bourbon? Read more!

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Since pre-Colombian times beans, squash, and corn have made up the Three Sisters of Native American diets. Here these ingredients combine to create a comforting dish that eases us into Autumn. Layers of tomatillos, butternut squash, corn, and black beans are set to simmer slowly for an hour. This is a great dish to make once and eat for a few days and is completely nutritious.

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September 20, 2007   |   0 comments
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These tasty little corn fritters are great as appetizers and shared plates. Fresh corn kernels are simply combined with eggs and cooked into little rounds, then topped with a lemony lima bean spread and smoked trout. They are inspired by the diet of the Narragansett group of the Algonquin tribe of Western Rhode Island, whose diet depended upon cultivating corn, hunting, fishing, and plant gathering.

September 20, 2007   |   0 comments
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Mamaliga is an Eastern European dish of cornmeal boiled in salted water. The cornmeal is cooked into a dense loaf, so that it can be sliced and eaten as a replacement for bread. Typically it is served with sharp cheese and/or sour cream. This dish is a quick and easy way of getting healthy whole grains into your diet. Here we serve it with slowly roasted beets, lightly dressed beet greens, and some sharp sheep milk feta cheese.

September 20, 2007   |   0 comments
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To learn more about Corn we visited the Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Southeastern Connecticut. There, we met Jason Mancini and Aaron Gooday who talked to us about the origin, agriculture and uses of corn in Native American life.

September 24, 2007   |   0 comments
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