Sweetcorn is now grown in many Mediterranean countries, though it is rarely eaten on the cob. Polenta - maize porridge and originally the food of the poor - is an obvious, if ancient, example of the way it is used. The widespread use of corn as animal feed has further helped project a rather downtrodden image.
This recipe uses fresh sweetcorn, cut from the cob and flavoured with roast cumin seeds, though you could use frozen corn instead. Chicken breasts and red peppers are pan-gril