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is cornmeal the same thing as polenta?


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is cornmeal the same thing as polenta?

magnolia | Feb 16, 2001 05:32 AM

Call me corny, but I'm obsessed with polenta. Is cornmeal synonymous?

For example, in the comprehensive Cookie Report, there are links to a couple of recipes from Confessions of a Cookie eater that call for yellow cornmeal. This must be polenta.

How about in Mexican dishes...?

And what are cornflour and cornstarch?

Any insight about the national/international variations on 'you call it corn/we call it maize' (i.e. are grits cornmeal too? they seem to be a different color but the consistency's the same) would be most


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