Huitlachoche

There's something in my ear
There's something in my ear

Recall that in France, there’s a fungus called noble rot –  an ugly blight that concentrates the juices of the infected grapes and makes rare and valuable wine.

Just discovered that in Mexico, there’s a fungus called corn smut, known locally as huitlacoche (“weet-la-kosh” with a long o), which I believe translates literally to “raven poop”, and that’s what it looks like. And yes, infected corn is considered a delicacy.

The two fungi are not related (except on this blog, where false analogies and comparisons flourish).

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