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Old 05-14-2016, 04:38 PM   #11
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Polenta is basically a mush made from grain. Before corn was brought to Europe after European explorers came to the Americas, people made it with barley, oats, etc.
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Old 05-14-2016, 07:08 PM   #12
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Although not always a mush. You can serve it many ways such as like mash potato, thick, thin, thick then sliced and fried, you can also a cake out of it. There are loads of ways to use it.

Polenta chips are really lovely.

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Old 05-14-2016, 07:46 PM   #13
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Since we are talking about polenta, you got me searching for ages! I was convinced I had a pic of the last time I made polenta, but can't find it. That's odd because I normally take pics of my food lol

I did find an pic from when I first tasted it while in Italy a couple of years back at Lake Garda. This is how I like to make it. It's very similar to the way I do it. The polenta is perfect for all that lovely sauce! I got pretty obsessed and make it every week for quite awhile. Hopefully I don't get back on it now :-)

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Old 05-14-2016, 07:54 PM   #14
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I have never been a fan of polenta but I have always been fascinated with the custom of serving it family style by pouring it directly onto the table or a board called a spianatora and having everyone at the table just dive in.

Go ahead grab a spoon!

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Old 05-14-2016, 07:57 PM   #15
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I wish I could teleport myself to that restaurant! Interesting style of serving it. I have never heart of our encounted that before! Sounds great! I would love that.
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