Sweet, brief perfection


Corn stalks have shallow roots, so they're not very drought-tolerant. In other words, you might see less sweet corn this summer. There is some now, though, so get it while you can. Sloughhouse is known for its corn—head on out Jackson Road and look for farm stands. The best way to eat it is right off the cob, either slathered with sour cream, a sprinkle of lime juice and chili powder (a la Mexican food stalls) or dipped in butter. Instructions: melt butter in a tall glass half-filled with water; hold a corn cob with tongs; dip it lavishly into butter. Perfection.