Sweet corn is definitely one of the top vegetables of summer. Corn loses its natural sweetness with every minute after it's been picked, so freshness is key for the best corn-on-the-cob (or corn off the cob!) experience. Look for fresh, bright, moist cut ends and plump, full kernels with you buy sweet corn.
Once you get corn home, you can store it loosely wrapped in plastic in the fridge until you're ready to cook it – but be warned: the sooner you use it, the sweeter it will be.
Boiled or steamed corn on the cob might be the most popular way to cook sweet corn, but I'm a big fan of throwing it on the grill, too.
Getting the kernels off the cob is easy enough, and opens you up to all kinds of delicious salad, soup, and baked goods. Check out these 10 Great Sweet Corn Recipes to get started.