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Five classic summer corn recipes

By: Enrique Gili on June 3, 2010, 3:05 p.m.
Man holds ear of corn

Photo: Enrique Gili

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What to look for

The secret to picking sweet corn is getting down and dirty. Peel away the husk. Fresh corn contains juicy, plump kernels that are firm yet not hard to the touch. The corn silk should be moist and stiffish, without being too funky from sitting around in bins for too long.