Boiler wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:29 am
Isn't that a way of subsidising your farmers over there, growing corn to make that stuff?
I am not sure.They grow tons of corn around here. Used for human consumption, animal feed, high fructose corn syrup, moonshine/bourbon, cheap beer and as an additive to cheap petrol/gas.
I think there are subsidies for the last item there.
I do like the corn mazes they make with used corn fields around Halloween. It is odd to not see barley or rape seed fields as I got used to that in the UK.
To be fair Americans like their artisanal (Why is "artisanal" showing up as a spelling mistake?) food and drink now. A lot of craft butchers and organic farm shops are appearing, not to mention the craft breweries, however artisanal cheese makers have a lot to learn from European cheese makers.
Oh for Red Leicester or Double Gloucester with unsliced brown bread and tomatoes.
That said the local end of summer tomatoes with their "sunburn" are the best here in Michigan.
When tomatoes are like this from a hot summer, they literally burst with flavour.