September 2, 2012

National Grits for Breakfast Day

“That's all a grit is, a vehicle. For whatever it is you rather be eating.” ― Kathryn Stockett

It's National Grits for Breakfast Day!
(Please note: I don't know if this is actually a "real" food holiday, but I'm celebrating it anyway!)

Grits - derived from the old English world "grytt" - are made from coarsely ground corn, similar to polenta or farina, and are popular in the Southern part of the U.S. As a matter of fact, 3/4 of grits sold in the U.S. are from Texas to Virginia, also know as "the grits belt." Georgia declared grits its official prepared food in 2002.

And now you're all the wiser, foodies.

Grits by themselves aren't really something you taste. It's really all about what you put in/on it (kinda like tofu). Or in my case, what you coat it with. I wasn't sure I was up to sitting down and eating a bowl of grits, but deep fried grit cubes? That's something I can get behind (and will promptly get on my behind as well).

Happy National Grits for Breakfast Day!