National Corn on the Cob Day is celebrated on June 11 of every year. National Corn on the Cob Day is to celebrate delicious corn on the cob. Corn cob is the central woody part of maize or corn on which the corn grains will be attached. Corn on the cob is a Special type of dish where the corn grains will be cooked and eaten while still on the cob. Corn on the cob can be served as a side dish by boiling, grilling, or roasting the corn. Hence Corn on the Cob Day is a special day to celebrate the Corn on the Cob.
“You call my candidate a horse thief, and I call yours a lunatic, and we both of us know it’s just till election day. It’s an American custom, like eating corn on the cob. And, afterwards, we settle down quite peaceably and agree we’ve got a pretty good country – until next election.” – Stephen Vincent Benet
History of National Corn on the Cob Day
The founder or creator of National Corn on the Cob Day is still unknown. Corn on the cob is a treat in the summertime that people from all corners of the United States of America look forward to as we start the picnic season. There are several names for Cob on the corn according to different regions. Namely corn stick, pole corn, sweet pole, long maize, or butter-pop. Generally, it is sweet corn that is picked when the seeds are still tender when it’s in its milk stage. Boiling, steaming, roasting, or grilling are the most common ways of preparing corn on the cob. If it is roasted, the Corn is left in its husk during the process of cooking. The proper dinner protocol for eating corn says it is proper to hold the Cob at each end with your fingers. Hence it is a special day to celebrate the Corn on the Cob.
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How to Celebrate the Day
Celebrating National Corn on the Cob Day is quite easy and very simple to remember. Take the salt shaker and butter ready, gather some of your friends and family members and start your grill, and enjoy some corn on the cob on that day. Don’t forget to take photos while eating and share them with others on social media by using the hashtag #CornontheCobDay.
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