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Huitlacoche/Mexican corn fungus - sources?

Karen | Aug 5, 200209:12 PM     25

Over the years I've read about this mysterious ingredient and would really like to give it a try. It is a smut or fungus that grows on ears of corn. At one time it was considered a bad thing but from what I've read, now there are actually farmers who inoculate their crops with the spores because it is supposed to be a real treat but I've never seen it anywhere. I've heard the flavor described as like truffle with the hint of corn. I've seen recipes for quesadilla fillings, etc. Have any of you seen this anywhere and if so, where? I'd love to buy some and experiment! Thanks, ;-)
Karen

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