I’ve always been fascinated by the way people eat. I don’t mean their preferred diet or list of favorite foods, but rather how they get that food into their mouths. Which hands do they hold their fork and knife in? Do they eat raspberries by topping each finger tip with one and then eating them à la Amélie?
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This year I turned my focus to corn on the cob. I eat my corn differently than most of my family. But I wondered: Am I alone in my eating style? How many different ways are there to eat this simple late summer treat?
The results of my (highly imperfect) first person research are what I’ve dubbed the 6 Unofficial Techniques for Eating Corn on the Cob.
They are: The Typewriter, The Logrunner, The Anarchist, The Hybrid, The Chainsaw, and The Surgeon.
What kind of corn on the cob eater are you? Check out this video for a quick overview of each technique.
And then, learn all about corn on the cob and why the best boiled corn isn’t boiled at all: