Who can imagine summer without summer food?
Steaming corn-on-the-cob, each kernel bursting with sweet flavor.
Burgers and barbecue. Ice cream sundaes.
The crisp red smile of a watermelon wedge, dripping with sweet juice.
There’s a darker side to summer meals. Food budgets groan under the strain of substituting quick-cook steaks and chicken breasts for thrifty stove-top casseroles.