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Old 16.01.2012, 18:02
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maybe it's me... but I find that to be a different consistency... different flavor than good old Grandma's molasses
Hrm. Could be. But mixed with bacon & jalapenos I guess some of the subtleties are lost.
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Northerners like Grynch maybe, all he puts in his is butter and sugar... the Southerners though (or those with Southern "tastes") it's a bit more expensive as grits are then as often as not a side dish similar to polenta, rice or mashed potatoes.

My coworkers in Georgia told me about eating Smothered Pork Chops which they served with a big dollop of grits. Okay, maybe still not "expensive" but a bit more costly than butter and sugar.

Any Yankee putting sugar on his grits. Would likely have his neck stretched on a nearby tree.

A little known factoid. Grits are similar to wines. They have vintages. Most of the time these dates are cleverly hidden on the label somewhere.
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Old 31.01.2012, 13:33
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Any Yankee putting sugar on his grits. Would likely have his neck stretched on a nearby tree.
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Re: "kiss my grits"

I reiterate the last post from vwild, rip. Does anyone know where to get real grits in Switzerland. I smuggled a bunch in on my last trip and I'm running out, dammit. Please do not tell me about instant grits (though I would go slumming with quick grits, but am dying for some old fashioned).
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Old 15.02.2012, 19:19
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I reiterate the last post from vwild, rip. Does anyone know where to get real grits in Switzerland. I smuggled a bunch in on my last trip and I'm running out, dammit. Please do not tell me about instant grits (though I would go slumming with quick grits, but am dying for some old fashioned).
I've never seen grits anywhere here (assuming you mean the hominy grits) Is there someone back home who you could ask to pick you up some and send here? Or, if you're registered with one of those shipping services in the US, you can have the shop in the US (like the one below) send to the shipping service and they can forward to you here.

http://angelinas-gourmet.amazonwebst...source=froogle

OR...look what else I found on €vilbay (they ship worldwide, too): http://www.ebay.com/itm/QUAKER-OLD-F...419#vi-content

Just some ideas....
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I reiterate the last post from vwild, rip. Does anyone know where to get real grits in Switzerland. I smuggled a bunch in on my last trip and I'm running out, dammit. Please do not tell me about instant grits (though I would go slumming with quick grits, but am dying for some old fashioned).
at Coop Bergieres in Lausanne I got some white "polenta" in the "Fine Food" range. it is the closest of the polenta creations for me to real grits.
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at Coop Bergieres in Lausanne I got some white "polenta" in the "Fine Food" range. it is the closest of the polenta creations for me to real grits.
Yep, this is what I did also. It does in a pinch, still not quite grits, but also pretty good with bacon, sausage, cheese and fried eggs.
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I've never seen grits anywhere here (assuming you mean the hominy grits) Is there someone back home who you could ask to pick you up some and send here? Or, if you're registered with one of those shipping services in the US, you can have the shop in the US (like the one below) send to the shipping service and they can forward to you here.

http://angelinas-gourmet.amazonwebst...source=froogle

OR...look what else I found on €vilbay (they ship worldwide, too): http://www.ebay.com/itm/QUAKER-OLD-F...419#vi-content

Just some ideas....
If you buy three packages at $4 each from ebay the shipping is $22, resulting in $34 for three containers of grits. If I saw a container of grits at Migros for $10 I would probably buy it. So, this could work out

My other question: "one of those shipping services" ....what do you mean?
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Southern Food

The BBQ Pork is to die for
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damn you!!" I thought at first this was somewhere...anywhere.. in Swizz.
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My other question: "one of those shipping services" ....what do you mean?
Hi,

There are places in the US that you can sign up with that, for a fee, will provide a US address, and vendors, dept. stores, ebay sellers who don't ship abroad, et al. can ship to that address, and the service will, in turn, repackage and forward it to you overseas (here). There are many, but here are a few:

http://www.shipito.com/
http://www.myus.com/
http://www.usglobalmail.com/how-it-works

I've been thinking lately of signing up with one of these places, too. My mother usually ships things to me that I purchase in the US, but as she is elderly and has increasing difficulty getting around, especially in the winter, I don't want to bother her with my purchases anymore

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