Once corn has been picked, it is extremely important to keep it cool. Don’t waste anytime transferring ears to your refrigerator to avoid starchy, dry kernels. Look for bright green, moist looking husks. If the husks have started to dry or turn brown, it means you are dealing with corn that’s been out of the field for a while.
Some things that pair particularly well with corn:
Basil, cilantro, thyme, garlic, ginger, leeks, lemon, lime, butter, chilies, bacon, tomatoes, feta cheese, fried fish, spice-rubbed and grilled pork or beef.