dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Tue Sep 2 12:18:33 PDT 2008
Stefan li Rous did speak thusly:
>Okay, I guess I am behind in more than this list...
>What is this "huitlacoche"? This is the first I've heard of this. I
>assume from the comments that it is some type of fungus that grows
>inside corn ears? or on the grown among the corn? Dragon mentions it
>is available canned, is it a paste? Or discrete chunks of something?
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I just got back from Potrero War yesterday afternoon and am catching
It's a parasitic fungus that grows inside the kernels of corn. It
looks really odd and has a slightly unappealing ash-gray to black
color, but it is very earthy and quite delicious.
Some of it remains within the kernels and some bursts out. The canned
product has the infected corn kernels and smaller bits of fungus all
mixed together. When fresh it is sold on the ear and you shave off
the kernels to use them.
Venimus, Saltavimus, Bibimus (et naribus canium capti sumus)
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