*Liberated Cooking*

I've been browsing this 1987 book, edited by Marty Zupan and Lou Villadsen, of recipes from libertarians and classical liberals.  Nobel Laureate James M. Buchanan offers up his take on Middle Tennessee Fried Corn, claiming "Properly done, this is the best dish in the world!"

Select several ears of fresh field corn (not sweet corn), preferably Hickory King white corn.  Husk ears, then cut tips of kernels into bowl.  Then scrape remaining milk of kernels into bowl.

Add water and salt to mixture.  Add 2 tbsp. lard (or other fat) to mixture.

Put in skillet and cook over moderate heat (simmer) for one hour.  Add water as needed.  Stir to prevent sticking.

You'll also find recipes from Robert Heinlein, Murray Rothbard (he claims his favorite dessert of Cherry Clafouti violates the otherwise praxeological law of diminishing marginal utility), two from David Friedman (medieval and Icelandic), Buchanan's pizza recipe, Ron Paul, David Henderson, Henry Hazlitt, and last but not least Milton Friedman's account of the stuffed cabbage which Rose cooked for him, inspired by her mother Sarah Director.  Buchanan's is the only one which sounded tasty to me, possibly the Friedman recipe also.


Saint of our clan, Gramma Becky used to make stuffed cabbage for us, and we loved it. The sauce was tomatoey.

Why would anyone chose modern field corn to start with; ideologically it doesn't make sense as the only way field corn is profitable is with government subsidies. Fresh corn for human consumption isn't subsidized.

And field corn breeding places taste, texture, suitability for cooking dead last in selection criteria.

Why isn't this an Amazon?

The content filter at Panera insists on blocking that link. I wonder why....

Aside from the substitution of field corn for sweet corn, that's pretty much my grandmother's fried corn recipe. In later years she used butter rather than lard, and she always added some pimentos or some diced fresh red pepper.

She grew up in Tennessee.

Is it possible to obtain a copy anywhere? I have searched the internet without luck.

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