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Old 05.07.2011, 22:13
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Kiss my grits?

Does anyone know where I can buy grits (I'm in Lausanne but anywhere in la Suisse francais)? I would love to make a nice big southern breakfast
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Not sure- what is the difference between coarse polenta and grits? Might be worth trying- then tell us how you got on.
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Old 05.07.2011, 22:29
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Re: Kiss my grits?

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Not sure- what is the difference between coarse polenta and grits? Might be worth trying- then tell us how you got on.
I've tried that already. Not even close.

Cornmeal mush is a fine breakfast in its own right, but grits it ain't.
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Re: Kiss my grits?

wait a minute. Really coarse polenta is closer to grits than to mush, I thought. Mush is all... mushy.
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Old 05.07.2011, 22:34
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Not sure- what is the difference between coarse polenta and grits? Might be worth trying- then tell us how you got on.
Grits are treated with slaked lime, polenta is just ground corn.

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Old 05.07.2011, 22:35
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Re: Kiss my grits?

I've seen some coarse white cornmeal at some of the Asian markets here in Basel, I've not tried them to see how similar it is to grits yet myself.

Maybe in my ramblings in the next few days I'll pick some up to try them.
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Old 05.07.2011, 22:38
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Re: Kiss my grits?

Mmmmm....polenta is not grits. (Though polenta is good eats. My husband is from Milan so I know all about this dish as he is a polentone.) Any leads on actual grits would be appreciated
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Mmmmm....polenta is not grits. (Though polenta is good eats. My husband is from Milan so I know all about this dish as he is a polentone.) Any leads on actual grits would be appreciated
Is "grits" maybe white mealie meal? If it is, then it`s called "Griess".
That`s the closest I`ve ever come to the SA white maize we used to make porridge. The Swiss make it into a pudding with milk/eggs/sugar and cinnamon.
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My husband is from Milan so I know all about this dish as he is a polentone.)
Milanese no NOTHING about making polenta!

Only Valtellinese and Ticinese do!

(most Milanese I know make instant )

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Is "grits" maybe white mealie meal? If it is, then it`s called "Griess".
Griess is corn-meal aka polenta.

Grits are made from corn treated with slaked lime (aka hominy), which is also used for making corn tortillas (can't do that with polenta).

Both are staples in our household.

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Griess is corn-meal aka polenta.

Grits are made from corn treated with slaked lime (aka hominy), which is also used for making corn tortillas (can't do that with polenta).

Both are staples in our household.

Tom
So, Tom....how do you get these grits into your household then
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Old 05.07.2011, 23:01
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So, Tom....how do you get these grits into your household then
From the Mexican food importer.

Masa harina is corn treated with slaked lime.

Alternatively, you can also boil polenta with slaked lime (or wood ashes) to the same end.

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Griess is corn-meal aka polenta.

Grits are made from corn treated with slaked lime (aka hominy), which is also used for making corn tortillas (can't do that with polenta).

Both are staples in our household.

Tom
Question was : where do you get grits in CH - please. Ooops posts crossed.
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Old 05.07.2011, 23:04
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Re: Kiss my grits?

What is slaked lime? I have never heard of that before (I know I could ask prof Google but it is more interesting getting answers here).

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From the Mexican food importer.

Masa harina is corn treated with slaked lime.

Alternatively, you can also boil polenta with slaked lime to the same end.

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Old 05.07.2011, 23:13
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What is slaked lime? I have never heard of that before (I know I could ask prof Google but it is more interesting getting answers here).
Next you'll be asking me what "pink salt" is!

Try here.

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Old 05.07.2011, 23:14
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Yes, this is my usual source for the past 20 years!

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The link does not work, I'll try again

www.elmaiz.ch
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Thanks for the link, I know it by one of it's other names. Now where can I buy brown sugar

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Try here.

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Old 05.07.2011, 23:21
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MMMMM. El maiz seems to have a bunch of New World yumminess. I will have to hit that next time I'm in Z-town.
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http://www.americanmarket.ch/

Its listed under the hot cereal
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