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Corn smut (huitlacoche)

nakasf Jan 21, 2009 01:47 AM

Where can I get corn fungus (smut)? thanks

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  1. wolfe RE: nakasf Jan 21, 2009 08:36 AM

    These places have or had it on their menus. Perhaps one of them can provide you with a source if you are going to prepare it yourself.
    Colibri, La Parrilla Grill, Mamacita, Tres Agaves, Zazil

    1. Ruth Lafler RE: nakasf Jan 21, 2009 08:48 AM

      To eat or to cook? Where are you? Many Mexican markets have it canned, and some have it frozen. Personally, I don't think it's worth it!

      1. nakasf RE: nakasf Jan 21, 2009 10:36 AM

        I`m in San Francisco. I really wanna try it. And I want to cook it myself, not in a restaurant. I`v been to many Mexican stores, and I always ask if they have it Never got lucky.

        1. nakasf RE: nakasf Jan 21, 2009 05:38 PM

          found it "Casa Lucas Market" 24st at alabama san francisco $5.39 -7 oz can

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            hankstramm RE: nakasf Jan 23, 2009 02:08 PM

            Try a corn farmer if you want the real deal--there are some out in the delta area:


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            1. re: hankstramm
              Shane Greenwood RE: hankstramm Jan 23, 2009 08:10 PM

              I once got it fresh off the cob (in Illinois) and it was great. Definitely worth looking for the real deal if you can find it.

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              laurenlyle RE: nakasf Jan 24, 2009 08:11 PM

              Since it's January, you'll probably have to wait until next summer. Every once in a while, Monterey Market in Berkeley has it growing on the cob.

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              1. re: laurenlyle
                rworange RE: laurenlyle Feb 6, 2009 08:40 PM

                Yep, the corn vendors at the Ferry Plaza farmers market have it in the summer, but you have to ask them to save it for your. I have never tried it fresh, but I have had it frozen or canned and it is not all that in that state.

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                  indigirl RE: rworange Feb 7, 2009 10:39 AM

                  I've also seen it (infrequently) at the Berkeley farmers market in season.

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