My best friend is from Indiana. She grew up in a tiny town and got kicked off the cheer squad for being too sarcastic. Go team! Many an afternoon have we spent driving the unnamed backroads looking for green tomatoes to fry and corn to steam and eat unbuttered; it’s that fresh and sweet. I like to take the leftover ears and free the kernels. The cobs make interesting paint brushes for the kids (and bio-degradable, too!) to use use outside. I wrote more about cooking with Heather in my cookbook and since she and I are having dinner tonight after our book reading in NYC, I made cornbread for the family to eat while I’m away (for 18 hours!). What foods remind you of your best friend?