Both polenta and grits are made from stone-ground cornmeal, dried corn that’s ground down into smaller, coarse bits. So how do the two differ? Some people think the difference lies in geography: the Italian version is known as polenta whereas the Southern version is known as grits. Others think that polenta is made with yellow corn while grits are always made with white corn. Lucky for all of us, NPR ran a piece as part of their Kitchen Window series that clears it all up.
I was curious about the difference between polenta and grits after a debate that sprouted up on Twitter (don’t ask), so I Googled and found this.
And now I want to try some savory polenta and grits recipes.