Delicious Floriani Grain Corn Recipes

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By now, you may have heard us raving about the flavor of ‘Floriani Red Flint’ grain corn. We’ve been trying to pique interest in this rare Italian heirloom corn over the past several months, in hopes that it will soon be growing on homesteads and in gardens across North America. (To read more about the history of the corn, see The Return of a Great Corn Variety.)

Floriani corn pancakes 

If you’ve never cooked or baked with this grain corn, you’re missing out! Everyone that tries it can’t believe its rich, delicious flavor. Here are some yummy Floriani recipes for you to try:

Floriani Polenta
Baked Floriani Corn Mush
Corn Pancakes a la Floriani
Floriani Cornmeal Pizza Crust
Floriani Hush Puppies With Chipotle Sauce
Shrimp and Floriani Grits 

Do you have any favorite grain corn recipes you’d like to share with our readers? Please post them in the comments section below.


Shelley Stonebrook is MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine’s main gardening editor. She’s passionate about growing healthy, sustainable food and taking care of our environment. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest and .

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