Every month we indulge in one ingredient more than the others. There is always a hero of the market, packing flavour above the rest! Cooks & Partners is dedicated to writing our monthly (café and event venue) menus based on the ingredients that we are in love with, rather than the menus that we know return a GP. We also understand the importance of buying seasonal produce to reduce food wastage.
It might be pie in the sky for some, but it’s a way of life for us. So, with September knocking at the door this month we have spotted our love affair with the humble sweetcorn.
FACT: Sweetcorn leaves were used as chewing gum.
FACT: An ear of corn always has an even number of rows.
FACT: Corn is cholesterol free.
FACT: Corn is a 100% whole grain and on average an ear of yellow sweetcorn equals to 86 calories.
Hungry for sweetcorn? Well, it’s available across our retail sites; Hamilton House, Holland Park and Resource for London. Here are our favourite plates:
Homemade cornbread + five bean chilli + young spinach + deep south slaw
Sweetcorn and chilli chowder + cheddar & chive scone
Grilled jerk prawn, pepper and kale burrito + sweetcorn, coriander and mango fire salsa
South American spiced toasted English sweetcorn cob + avocado & quinoa salad + sour cream and zested lime