You're Probably Throwing Out the Secret to Perfect, Flavorful Grits

Alexander Smalls, a James Beard Award-winning chef and famous opera singer, unites his two favorite things in life—food and music—in his cookbook “Meals, Music, and Muses: My African American Kitchen...

Curbside Dinners and Housemade Gelato at Rancho Cielo | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

This summer I've had the opportunity to pick up curbside dinner and housemade gelato a couple times from the Drummond Culinary Academy at Rancho Cielo in Salinas. The meals are prepared by students...

ISO: Southern Grits in Toronto

by biggreenmatt 1 year ago

Hey all, the title speaks for itself. Where can a gentleman find quality, coarse-ground Southern grits in Toronto? TIA!

soy grits

by BeaN 13 years ago

So I was in a grocery store and I saw a product that I had never seen before: soy grits. Now, being a belle born, I love grits. But I have pretty much stopped eating them because they are, by ...

Why did my polenta corn grits get watery when I added cream?

by TheCookie 7 years ago

I followed the directions and they were a perfect consistency. But when I added cheese & cream they turned to soup. I added more grits. But the more they cooked the soupier they got. They lost all ...

blue grits?

by augustiner 13 years ago

a recent thread on the SF bay area board brought my attention to the availability of blue corn grits. it's an anson mills product, but new to me. i grabbed about a pound in bulk and probably won't ...

VooDoo Love | SOMA - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

On the corner of the block where I get my car serviced, Voodoo Love opened last month serving up New Orleans Creole dishes. Having enjoyed the food and drink offerings of the previous occupant of t...

Freeze Cheese Grits?

by gretchenohar 2 years ago

I have an Emeril Lagasse recipe for "NOLA's Shrimp &Smoked Cheddar Grits". It's to die for but very labor-intensive. Was thinking of having it for a dinner party & would like to make as much ahead...

Grits for a crowd...

by jdream 13 years ago

I'm planning a dinner for about 20 people and we'll be making grits. Having never made them before I just wanted to get any pointers or information I should have for making them in such quantity. I...

How do you eat your grits?

by PotatoHouse 8 years ago

my ex wife, the know it all, always made fun of me and claimed I was not a true Southerner because my favorite way to eat my grits was with butter and sugar. my mom eats hers with salt, pepper, an...

A Real Hot Mess: How Grits Got Weaponized Against Cheating Men

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

" . . . Throwing grits at a male partner can be gendered justice, a weapon of the weak when that woman has been that man’s punching bag. . ."

Meat and Three - Plate Lunch - Long Island - not upstate

by Gastronomos 5 years ago

Although the article is focused on the south... there's more and more of this everywhere. And I do like that. Things do get lost in translation. And things do need to be fitted for comfort. But...

Help with sides for Shrimp and Grits?

by Beachbum23 6 years ago

Making shrimp and grits for dinner tonight, it doesn't seem like enough food? What sides would you suggest? I don't think anything too heavy since grits loaded with bacon seems heavy to me! Some g...

Grits substitute ideas?

by Buttercups 4 years ago

I'm looking to make something that tastes a little and feels like grits, but isn't actually grits. I can't use any type of grain. (It's for someone with a medical issue) I was thinking about tossin...

What's wrong with instant grits?

by iheartcooking 8 years ago

Consensus seems to be instant grits are a crime against nature. That's all they seem to sell at the 5 or so grocery stores I frequent. I'm willing to go out of my way to find slow-cooking grits bu...

Red wine pairings with Shrimp and Cheddar Grits & Seafood Empanadas

by gremillion 5 years ago

I am going to a dinner party and the traditional pairing with shrimp and cheddar grits and shrimp and mahi mahi empanadas is a white wine. I would like to mix it up and offer an against the grain ...

Polenta too coarse?

by anthonyjdefino 5 years ago

Hello, all! I have never made polenta/corn grits before but am really interested. I went to my local coop and bought coarsely ground corn meal labeled as "polenta" from the bulk bin. I started to ...

Shrimp and Grits

by mrslynch1004 5 years ago

My family is planning to visit the Outer Banks this spring and my husband's favorite food is shrimp and grits - however, he doesn't like them with cheese grits (crazy, I know). Is there anyone ope...

Menu suggestions for shrimp and grits?

by eeades 7 years ago

Hi all, I am serving shrimp and grits at an upcoming dinner party and would love suggestions on side items, a first course, or a salad that would go well with the shrimp and grits. No dietary restr...

My Anson Mills Quick Grits Were So Gluey. Help!

by Velda Mae 12 years ago

I'm a longtime fan of Anson Mills coarse grits and recently decided to try their quick grits. I used the recipe on the Anson Mills website and soaked the grits overnight. The result was really gl...

Shrimp & Cheese Grits/Polenta for Twelve Diners

by zackly 5 years ago

I'm serving 12 people dinner tonight, buffet style. I'm serving grits or polenta. Any tips on how to keep it "runny/flowing" for an hour or so on a buffet line? Mine tends to firm up. I generally u...