Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fungus (Ustilago maydis) that infects corn, producing silvery, swollen growths that take the place of kernels. The growths have a smoky-sweet flavor and are sometimes harvested and used in Mexican cooking.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[American Spanish, from Nahuatl quitlacochtli : quitlatl, dung + cochtli, asleep.]

Examples

  • 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.

    Food foragers find fun and cash amid the wild fungi

  • 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.

    Food foragers find fun and cash amid the wild fungi

  • The name huitlacoche (also cuitlacoche) comes from two indigenous words: cuitlatl (excrement) and cochi (sleeping).

    Corn Smut Delicacy Huitlacoche Is Good For You

  • The restaurant next to the gallery is El Fortin, and the food is fabulous .... the sopa de cuitlacoche, with sherry, is divine.

    San Sebastian del Oeste et al

  • There are basic recipes for preparing cuitlacoche, as well as weird stuff, like ice cream!

    Cooking with Common SMUT!!

  • The restaurant next to the gallery is El Fortin, and the food is fabulous .... the sopa de cuitlacoche, with sherry, is divine.

    San Sebastian del Oeste et al

  • The restaurant next to the gallery is El Fortin, and the food is fabulous .... the sopa de cuitlacoche, with sherry, is divine.

    San Sebastian del Oeste et al

  • The restaurant next to the gallery is El Fortin, and the food is fabulous .... the sopa de cuitlacoche, with sherry, is divine.

    San Sebastian del Oeste et al

  • We also touched on cuitlacoche, but that's for another time.

    Setas y Hongos

  • After living here since the end of September, 2005, I am at last ready to cook with some cuitlacoche.

    Cooking with Common SMUT!!

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