This week on Why We Cook Erica celebrates the last moments of summer with that sweet yellow star of the summer harvets: corn. Learn about the surprisingly racy names for the myriad types of corn and why the husk is a handy package to be removed at your peril. Tune in for a sneak peek at Erica’s upcoming NPR appearance, plus a terrifying description of one of the worst, most starch-laden meals Chef Erica has ever been served by a student. This episode was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

Photo: Sweet Corn