If you open a can of this corn product (which is whole corn kernels that have been processed to remove the hull and the germ), you'll have a favortie ingredient of Latin American cooking that makes a hearty soup thickener. The beloved "grits" of the American South is simply ground dried hominy.
Tomatillos are an important ingredient in Latin American cooking, especially when combined with green chile peppers to make a spicy condiment. They look like overgrown green cherry tomatoes in papery skins and have a flavor that is somewhat reminiscent of a tart apple. Look for fresh tomatillos in the produce section or canned tomatillos or jars of tomatillo salsa in the Latin American aisle of the grocery store.