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Old 29.08.2012, 10:28
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Corn-on-the-cob

Geez. Haven't they heard of good corn-on-the-cob in Switzerland...?

The corn they package and sell in grocery stores isn't edible!

Anyone manage to get Peaches n Cream anywhere...?

Any farmers on this thread who want a whole market to themselves...?! Suggest you start growing corn for humans...!
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Old 29.08.2012, 10:34
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Geez. Haven't they heard of good corn-on-the-cob in Switzerland...?

The corn they package and sell in grocery stores isn't edible!

Anyone manage to get Peaches n Cream anywhere...?

Any farmers on this thread who want a whole market to themselves...?! Suggest you start growing corn for humans...!
You can find it, sparingly, in some supermarkets.

I think the big Coop at Sihlcity sell normal corn on the cob.

But you are right, it is often this vacuum packed, preserved type imposter that taste like shiiiiiiit.
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Old 29.08.2012, 10:35
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Re: Corn-on-the-cob

It is quite easy to grow your own over here. I se quite a bit. I managed to grow it in the UK, and the weather was far less favourable. Always tasted much nicer that shop bought, as I waited till it was ripe before harvesting, and then popped it straight in the pan 10 minutes later.
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Old 29.08.2012, 10:42
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Re: Corn-on-the-cob

down here there are a few farmers who sell direct from the farm but still it's not the same as back home ( New England for me ) in terms of flavour and quality.

peaches and cream?

simples

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Old 29.08.2012, 10:44
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Re: Corn-on-the-cob

I buy sweet corn on the cob from Aldi in Germany - haven't been to local ones lately to know whether they carry it or not - and it is fabulous.
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Geez. Haven't they heard of good corn-on-the-cob in Switzerland...?

The corn they package and sell in grocery stores isn't edible!

Anyone manage to get Peaches n Cream anywhere...?

Any farmers on this thread who want a whole market to themselves...?! Suggest you start growing corn for humans...!

easy, buy fresh and dont buy that packaged half cooked shit.

fresh is available from turkish veg shops where the quality and price is far better than coop /migros
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Old 29.08.2012, 10:55
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Re: Corn-on-the-cob

You can get perfectly good, unpacked, fresh corn here, and likely to be covered in less pesticides too if you buy from the "bio" shop.
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Re: Corn-on-the-cob

Unfortunately some of the corn I have bought in the Coop, Migros, and even farmer's markets has turned out to be field corn, not sweet corn. I don't think that the difference is fully understood here.

I save my corn-on-the-cob experience for when I go back home, and do it proper.


(Sadly the drought has done a number on the cornfields I see driving down I-65 in Indiana this year...)
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Old 29.08.2012, 12:29
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Re: Corn-on-the-cob

Just recently they started selling locally grown corn which is very tasty, sweet, and fresh at Migros. buy local if you can.
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Re: Corn-on-the-cob

Corn on the knob is widely available here.
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Old 29.08.2012, 12:39
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Re: Corn-on-the-cob

I get it from my garden!

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Re: Corn-on-the-cob

Pet Peeve # 328:

Migros or Coop packaging "fresh" sweet corn (which I agree is not really sweet corn) in carton bottoms covered in plastic after having chopped the silk off and peeling off 95% of the husk.

Half the time I get it home and the underside is rotten.
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Re: Corn-on-the-cob

I get my kids to steal it from my neighbour's back garden.
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Old 29.08.2012, 12:48
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Any farmers on this thread who want a whole market to themselves...?! Suggest you start growing corn for humans...!
You mean as opposed to the GMO corn you get in the US that might be edible but certainly not healthy?
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Old 29.08.2012, 12:48
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Pet Peeve # 328:

Migros or Coop packaging "fresh" sweet corn (which I agree is not really sweet corn) in carton bottoms covered in plastic after having chopped the silk off and peeling off 95% of the husk.

Half the time I get it home and the underside is rotten.
You have some really bad luck then. I have never had a rotten one and we buy it several times a week. Or I must be buying something different, the ones we get are neither peeled nor chopped.
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Old 29.08.2012, 12:56
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The Oerlikon market had some great corn last Saturday.....hopefully there will still be more over the next couple of weeks.

I miss Canadian 12/1.99 best corn ever.....
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You have some really bad luck then. I have never had a rotten one and we buy it several times a week. Or I must be buying something different, the ones we get are neither peeled nor chopped.
Several times a week? How many kilos of corn on the cob does your family eat weekly? Or are you one those hardy types who grinds them to flour and makes those mexican things I can't be bothered to do?
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Old 29.08.2012, 13:05
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Or are you one those hardy types who grinds them to flour and makes those mexican things I can't be bothered to do?
Those mexican things are hard to do in Europe as they require white, red or blue corn, which is very different from the yellow one produced in this continent.
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Old 29.08.2012, 13:15
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Any farmers on this thread who want a whole market to themselves...
DON'T steal corn from the fields, it is cattle feed and is very tough!
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Old 29.08.2012, 13:26
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Several times a week? How many kilos of corn on the cob does your family eat weekly? Or are you one those hardy types who grinds them to flour and makes those mexican things I can't be bothered to do?
I don't know in kilos LOL but our teenage son gobbles up quite a lot and he likes it.

Like somebody else here he is 15 AND a teenager.
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