American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bulbous black fungus (Ustilago maydis) that infects corn, producing silvery, swollen, pebblelike kernels. The kernels have a smoky-sweet flavor and are sometimes harvested and used in a variety of Mexican dishes. Also called corn smut, maize mushroom, Mexican truffle.
- American Spanish, from Nahuatl quitlacochtli : quitlatl, dung + cochtli, asleep. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Besides discussing foraging, the book is a lavishly illustrated tour of cutting-edge wild cuisines, from Mateo's roasted veal chop with morel and cacao sauce to a cuitlacoche and squash blossom quesadilla, using the corn smut that Mexican cuisine honors and Midwestern farmers abhor.”
“The name huitlacoche (also cuitlacoche) comes from two indigenous words: cuitlatl (excrement) and cochi (sleeping).”
“We also touched on cuitlacoche, but that's for another time.”
“After living here since the end of September, 2005, I am at last ready to cook with some cuitlacoche.”
“There are basic recipes for preparing cuitlacoche, as well as weird stuff, like ice cream!”
“The restaurant next to the gallery is El Fortin, and the food is fabulous .... the sopa de cuitlacoche, with sherry, is divine.”
“They thought I was nuts asking for field corn, but you should have seen the look on their faces when I asked them for cuitlacoche!”
“I always wondered that about cuitlacoche, the black mushroom that grows on corn.”
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