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All about polenta


Traditional Italian polenta is made from dried ground corn. The best polenta is organic, stone-ground and naturally dried to produce a medium, coarse or fine texture. A classic preparation needs only a few ingredients – water or stock, butter, salt, pepper and parmesan. Polenta can be eaten many ways: as a first or second course, as a side dish or a pre-dinner snack. Polenta is the name for the finished dish, but the cornmeal used to make it is also called polenta to ensure the right type of cornmeal is used to make that dish.


Traditional polenta was grown and produced in Italy from yellow or white flint corn; however, it’s being produced in other parts of the world these

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