Got corn? Photo credit: Glasshouse Images, Stockfood
Well, then, get on it, if you can, but stay focused for a sec, here. Do a little gut check. A literal one:
HAVE YOU EATEN ALL THE AMAZING SUMMER FOOD?
Have you walked through a farmer’s market recently? It’s like walking through a Benetton circa 1992, with everything organized by color. It’s a rainbow of fruit (and vegetable) flavor out there. Everything is fairly shimmering with awesomeness.
So here’s the list. The top 10. Have you REALLY gotten your fill of:
1. Corn on the Cob
2. Peach Ice Cream
Lots of folks have it right now. Look for it. Or make your own. But peaches are damn dreamy at the moment almost everywhere.
3. Grilled Steak
All the steak. Photo credit: Condé Nast Collection, StockFood
It’s pretty good when you treat it right indoors. But outside, with proper grill marks? It’s a freakin’ marvel.
4. Summer Fruit Cocktails
Photo credit: Christopher Almeida
5. Hot Dogs
Don’t think too long or hard about what’s in them. Just get yourself to a ballgame and eat them.
6. Ice Cream
Photo credit: Alex Van Buren, Instagram
It’s never gonna look foxier at the farmer’s market than it does right now. Do it.
Dash through the market joyfully like you’re in a French musical from the 60s and put all of it into one big happy pot of summertime. It requires patience, sure, but the flavor will make you “want to punch a hole in a wall.”
Not outdoorsy? WHO CARES. Get yourself somewhere that it’ll be fine for you to eat at least four of these and not be judged. Even if that’s a small piece of sidewalk. Put the Weber on it. Eat s’mores. Enjoy your life.
10. Mediocre Ice-Cold Beer
Are you a PBR, a High Life, a Bud sort of person? We don’t care. If you’re a drinker, make sure you drink a mediocre ice-cold beer while shooting the breeze with someone, somewhere, outside this weekend.