No doubt you’ve heard the song which inspired the title of this post. If you have not, ask someone you know with a TikTok account. They probably heard it a hundred times.
The lyrics of the “It’s Corn” song originated from a viral interview with Tariq, a young corn enthusiast, published in August on a YouTube channel called Recess Therapy. A few weeks later, comedy music group The Gregory Brothers remixed the audio into a song and posted it to YouTube and Spotify. According to this article from NPR, The Gregory Brothers have been “songifying,” remixing viral videos into songs, for over ten years, and one notable example of their work is the recent “Chrissy, Wake Up” song based on dialogue from Stranger Things.
This song in praise of corn is especially relevant here in New Carlisle. We are surrounded by cornfields and see the sun rise over a golden sea of corn tassels on our commutes. High school students find their first jobs detasseling corn. We watch the phrase “knee high by July” come to life each summer and get lost in corn mazes. Whether we are shucking and grilling corn on the cob or popping kernels over a fire, this starchy vegetable is a staple for summer and fall gatherings.
With the harvest season underway and temperatures dropping, we are reminded to cook and eat in-season foods and preserve our harvests for winter. Check out these titles to learn more about seasonal cooking, eating, and preserving:
Simply in Season by Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert
Grains for Every Season: Rethinking our way with grains by Joshua McFadden with Martha Holmberg
From Harvest to Home: Seasonal activities, inspired decor, and cozy recipes for fall by Alicia Tenise Chew
A Harvest of Pumpkins and Squash: Seasonal recipes by Lou Seibert Pappas
Milk Street Vegetables: 250 bold, simple recipes for every season by Christopher Kimball
A Dish for All Seasons: 125+ recipe variations for delicious meals all year round by Kathryn Pauline
Celebrate Every Season with Six Sisters Stuff: 150+ recipes, traditions, and fun ideas for each month of the year by Six Sisters’ Stuff
The Complete Autumn & Winter Cookbook: 550+ recipes for warming dinners, holiday roasts, seasonal desserts, breads, food gifts, and more by America’s Test Kitchen
Well-preserved: recipes and techniques for putting up small batches of seasonal foods by Eugenia Bone