Betty Fussell is the author of The Story of Corn, Crazy for Corn, and Raising Steaks: The Life and Times of American Beef.
We continue our exploration of the foods of the Columbian Exchange with a look at corn, which has become a staple of modern agriculture. Betty Fussell, author of The Story of Corn, explains how the grain has changed the way the world eats. We'll also look at how corn is used in a variety of Mexican dishes with Zarela Martinez, author of numerous cookbooks including Zarela's Veracruz
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Journalist and author Betty Fussell talks about America's complicated relationship with corn — both as a commodity and as a favorite food. Try her recipe for Creamed Corn with Chili Butter here.