As a young boy growing up in southern Mississippi, I remember the summers spent excitedly following the traveling circus that made its way through many small towns in that day. My mind was filled with scenes of wonder and mystery, the bearded lady, five hundred pound infant, worlds smallest tap dancing couple, the Elephant Man and many other incredible and awe inspiring sights.
Driving through the small town of Hurricane my sister-in-law, whose name I will change to protect her privacy, noticed a wonder I can honestly say I never thought I would see again. In a humble tent by the side of a semi-busy road one could almost call dirt, stood a sign advertising the cornmelon. Ah the legendary cornmelon, the mere mention of the name brings back such fond memories.
As a parent it is the perfect food to serve to a child, the delicate combination of fruit and vegetable satisfies any child's dietary needs, trust me I am a chef. If your child doesn't like veggies, it doesn't matter because it can be classified as a fruit, don't like fruit, jackpot its now a veggie. Kids everywhere love to eat this amazing cornmelon for one very awesome side effect. Although it doesn't look much like corn going in, there can be no denying the power of the cornmelon coming out. It gently reminds all who are fortunate enough to taste this wonder that yes indeed it can be called corn. Perfection in a silky husk covered cornmelon.
My sister-in-law Genny (name has been changed) really had no idea what to make of the sign advertising such a delicacy. If any of you out there have never seen this marvelous fruvegetable please drive over and check them out, don't believe Genny or I? Check out the picture I snapped based on the tip she gave me.