by Alice DeLuca
A Brief History of Creamed Corn and What to Pack in Your Hurricane Survival Kit
This season, our thoughts turn to hurricanes and the darker part of the year. My own thoughts wander quite a bit, as a matter of course, and I find myself thinking about creamed corn, and specifically canned creamed corn, a staple of the American baby boomer childhood larder.
Creamed corn and a particular type of silver-labeled canned peas are tied to deep memories of preparations for stormy weather. We always had cans of corn, peas and baked beans, and kerosene and candles, in case of emergencies, storms, and power failures.