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leethebard

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Good old fashioned grits Mon, 08/20/07 5:59 PM (permalink)
I live in the northeast(new Jersey) and the only grits I can get is the commercial Quaker's. Where can I get the good sourthern grits? Internet sites?
leethebard
 
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    LuckyX

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    RE: Good old fashioned grits Mon, 08/20/07 6:15 PM (permalink)
    That's an easy one.

    Dixie Lily will do in a pinch - I pick up some when I travel in the south. My son and I think that Quaker grits are inedible - largely responsible for grits' bad rap.

    The best by far are from Logan Turnpike Mill in Blairsville, GA. If memory serves, they supply many fine low country (SC) cuisine restaurants like the Old Post Office in Edisto, SC.

    I cook 'em in 1/2 milk & 1/2 water.

    www.loganturnpikemill.com

    Peter
     
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      cmarie

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      RE: Good old fashioned grits Mon, 08/20/07 6:58 PM (permalink)
      www.oldhamptonstore.com in north carolina makes the best grits i have ever had. I've been to the store and the grind their own corn, they are really great. also the pancake batter is fantastic too.
      let me know if you order them and how you made out.
       
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        cmarie

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        RE: Good old fashioned grits Mon, 08/20/07 7:01 PM (permalink)
        also called the old hampton store & gristmill in Linville, NC
         
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          jmckee

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          RE: Good old fashioned grits Tue, 08/21/07 10:00 AM (permalink)
          I bought these when I was in NC and visited A Southern Season: Crook's grits. They're excellent.

          http://www.southernseason.com/prod.asp?id=5210
           
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            porkbeaks

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            RE: Good old fashioned grits Tue, 08/21/07 10:43 AM (permalink)
            This place is about an hour from me. Everything (flours, grits, syrup, etc.) I've bought there has been high quality. pb

            http://www.noramill.com/store/index.php?cPath=22&osCsid=1b9b663d5e015bd23f908134ddb040ab
             
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              Nancypalooza

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              RE: Good old fashioned grits Tue, 08/21/07 11:26 AM (permalink)
              You can also get good grits at Hoppin' John's website:

              http://www.hoppinjohns.com/cgi-bin/screenbld.asp?Request=HoppinJohnHome
               
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                jimcor

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                RE: Good old fashioned grits Tue, 09/18/07 6:25 PM (permalink)
                Stone ground Grits, and more, from hysteric Weisenberger Mill, in Midway, KY.

                http://www.weisenberger.com/category.cfm?Category=9
                 
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                  roossy90

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                  RE: Good old fashioned grits Wed, 09/26/07 7:45 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by leethebard

                  I live in the northeast(new Jersey) and the only grits I can get is the commercial Quaker's. Where can I get the good sourthern grits? Internet sites?
                  leethebard

                  I can send you some from down here if you would like.
                  Just email me thru Rf email system with your addie...
                  Tara
                   
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                    QCrazy

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                    RE: Good old fashioned grits Fri, 09/28/07 10:37 AM (permalink)
                    Check this link out. They supply some well-known restaurants and I can vouch for their quality. If cooked correctly it's heavenly.

                    http://www.carolinaplantationrice.com/detail.aspx?ID=4
                     
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                      Oneiron339

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                      RE: Good old fashioned grits Fri, 09/28/07 4:11 PM (permalink)
                      I like G.R.I.T.S. (Girls Raised In The South)
                       
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                        STF30172

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                        RE: Good old fashioned grits Wed, 08/13/08 4:42 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by leethebard

                        I live in the northeast(new Jersey) and the only grits I can get is the commercial Quaker's. Where can I get the good sourthern grits? Internet sites?
                        leethebard


                        Hey, I hope you don't think of this as spam but just to let you know that the Dixie Lily range of products is back in business at China Doll Rice and Beans of Saraland, AL. My own company, Southern Traditional Foods has a license to sell them by mail order and over the 'net and we are looking out for ideas for other Southern Staples that folks in the North are missing out on..!

                        Google any of the company names for the web sites.

                        All the best
                        Ian.
                         
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                          Foodbme

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                          RE: Good old fashioned grits Wed, 08/13/08 10:47 PM (permalink)
                          I order my Grits from Calloway Gardens in GA.

                          https://store.callawaygardensstore.com

                          I'm not sure who their supplier is but dem's good Grits!
                           
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                            GCD1962

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                            RE: Good old fashioned grits Mon, 08/18/08 9:34 PM (permalink)
                            I was told by a top chef in Louisville that Anson Mills Grits are far and away the best you can buy. Do a search to find their website. They do sell mail order
                             
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                              Bushie

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                              RE: Good old fashioned grits Mon, 08/18/08 9:53 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by Oneiron339

                              I like G.R.I.T.S. (Girls Raised In The South)


                               
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                                Bushie

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                                RE: Good old fashioned grits Mon, 08/18/08 10:02 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Nancypalooza

                                You can also get good grits at Hoppin' John's website:

                                http://www.hoppinjohns.com/cgi-bin/screenbld.asp?Request=HoppinJohnHome


                                I've ordered from Hoppin' Johns, and they are good. They use heirloom corn, and they pretty much grind to order.

                                I think the venerable pogophiles has recommended Nora Mill before, and I always trust his judgment.

                                Here's another one I think is good. www.wareaglemill.com
                                 
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                                  Jimeats

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                                  RE: Good old fashioned grits Tue, 08/19/08 9:27 AM (permalink)
                                  That's gotta be the problem I've had with grits in the past, the type or brand. I've tryed and tryed over the years to warm up to this southern dish while traveling with little success UNTILL recently.
                                  I had a dish of shrimp and grits for brakfast in Charleston SC that was absolutely delishious and I wasn't all that hungry.
                                  Any other uses for grits? I wouldn't mind ordering a bag to try here on occasion but it may turn rancid before I could use them up.
                                  There must be a bread or quick bread or even a desert that is made from grits. Chow Jim
                                   
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                                    leethebard

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                                    RE: Good old fashioned grits Tue, 08/19/08 9:45 AM (permalink)
                                    Here Jimeats...try some of these!
                                    http://food.yahoo.com/search?tp=recipe&p=grits
                                     
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                                      Foodbme

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                                      RE: Good old fashioned grits Tue, 08/19/08 11:22 AM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by Jimeats

                                      That's gotta be the problem I've had with grits in the past, the type or brand. I've tryed and tryed over the years to warm up to this southern dish while traveling with little success UNTIL recently.
                                      I had a dish of shrimp and grits for breakfast in Charleston SC that was absolutely delishous and I wasn't all that hungry.
                                      Any other uses for grits? I wouldn't mind ordering a bag to try here on occasion but it may turn rancid before I could use them up.
                                      There must be a bread or quick bread or even a desert that is made from grits. Chow Jim


                                      All grits are not the same. Most restaurants don't serve good quality grits so don't judge grits by what you get there. Good quality grits are stone ground and have a courser texture. The web sites posted on other entries above will give you some good sources for good quality grits. I don't think grits will get rancid unless they're exposed to moisture. I've had bags of grits for over a year sitting in my cabinet and they're fine.
                                      There are all kinds of recipes for grits including Breads and Desserts. How does "Hansel & Grit-el German Rye Bread" or "Hawaiian Tropi-Grits Pudding" sound to ya? I have a grits cookbook titled "Gone With The Grits" by Diane Pfeifer that has 151 pages of Grits recipes! You can order it here - http://www.grits.com/Grits-Books.html
                                      Years ago, I went into a hotel restaurant in NYC for breakfast and asked a waitress if they had grits. She said, "Let me check" and went into the kitchen, came back and said, "Yes we have them, how many would you like?".
                                       
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                                        baileysoriginal

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                                        RE: Good old fashioned grits Tue, 08/19/08 1:01 PM (permalink)
                                        The cheddar cheese grits are really good .
                                         
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                                          Sundancer7

                                          RE: Good old fashioned grits Wed, 08/20/08 4:55 PM (permalink)
                                          The only grits I do not care for is instant grits. I always buy stone ground and they work just fine for me.

                                          The only issue I have with grits is they get in your teeth. I always have to floss immediately after enjoying.

                                          I like them with butter and salt and pepper.

                                          Paul E. Smith
                                          knoxville, TN
                                           
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                                            Foodbme

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                                            RE: Good old fashioned grits Wed, 08/20/08 5:38 PM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by Sundancer7

                                            The only grits I do not care for is instant grits. I always buy stone ground and they work just fine for me.

                                            The only issue I have with grits is they get in your teeth. I always have to floss immediately after enjoying.

                                            I like them with butter and salt and pepper.

                                            Paul E. Smith
                                            knoxville, TN


                                            Paul,
                                            No Problem, Just take them out, rinse them off and put 'em back in! Simple!
                                             
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                                              Bushie

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                                              RE: Good old fashioned grits Wed, 08/20/08 10:49 PM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by Sundancer7

                                              The only grits I do not care for is instant grits. I always buy stone ground and they work just fine for me.

                                              The only issue I have with grits is they get in your teeth. I always have to floss immediately after enjoying.

                                              I like them with butter and salt and pepper.

                                              Paul E. Smith
                                              knoxville, TN


                                              And I like to add a few drops of Louisiana Gold tabasco sauce.
                                               
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                                                BelleReve

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                                                RE: Good old fashioned grits Tue, 08/26/08 2:05 PM (permalink)
                                                Are you near a Whole Foods? In their section with the grains and beans (in bins you can scoop out the quantity you want) they have a stone-ground grits.
                                                 
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