"Turkish grain." Corn on the cob. Sweetcorn (US: corn). Maize. A tall grass native to America, misnamed as it was thought to come from Turkey. Available fresh, on the cob, or with the kernels stripped from the cob, tinned or frozen. Ground it is used in polenta, traditionally the food of the poor and to make dense, golden wheels of bread in Lombardy. It has no gluten so needs to be mixed with other grains if bread is to be raised.

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