On Food: Summer season brings sweet corn, and succotash dishes sneak their way onto menus

On Food: Summer season brings sweet corn, and succotash dishes sneak their way onto menus

The settlers in the New World adopted few dishes from the culinary repertoire of the Native Americans. Yet succotash may be second only to popcorn on the list of such dishes that have maintained popularity over the centuries.

Succotash is a name for corn in the language of the Narragansett Indians of Rhode Island, who made their succotash with dried beans and dried corn and often bits of meat. The dish evolved but largely remained a simple combination of lima beans and corn.

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