RECIPE: Fried Eggs & Polenta For Brunch & Lunch

[1] Comfort food: warm, creamy polenta topped with a fried egg and sautéed cherry tomatoes (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Cherry tomatoes are sauteed into a jammy sauce, called “burst tomatoes” (photo © Barilla). [3] Buy a box of polenta. You can use it at any meal of the day (photo © Delallo). [4] An…
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Grits Are Not Just A Side At Breakfast (& More About Grits)

[1] Yellow grits from Anson Mills—the best grits we’ve ever had (photos #1, #2 and #4 © Anson Mills). [2] White grits are milder-tasting. The yellow variety has a stronger taste and a gentle hint of sweetness. [3] Cheese grits (also called cheesy grits) with spinach and a fried egg. Here’s the recipe from The…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cornmeal Instead Of Polenta

If you read history or old literature, you encounter cornmeal. A flour ground from dried maize (corn), it’s been a staple for millennia, feeding the native populations of the Americas and, later, the Colonials. Ground to fine, medium and coarse consistencies, cornmeal is used to make everything from tortillas and cornbread to cookies and cakes.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: What Is Polenta?

Polenta, made from ground cornmeal, is a porridge that dates to ancient times and is known in England and the U.S. as cornmeal mush. You can purchase precooked, ready-to-heat-and eat “solid polenta” in sausage-like tubes, plain and in flavors such as basil, garlic and sundried tomato. Slices of polenta can be easily turned into hors…
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