How to Make Authentic (and Awesome) Grits

Grits can be terrific or terrible, depending on how you fix ’em

Paul Thomas Zenki
Thinkpiece Magazine
6 min readFeb 4, 2022

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A plate of shrimp and grits
Grits with shrimp, andouille sausage, and peppers (photo by gmockbee)

If you’ve seen the Oscar-winning, and hilarious, 1992 comedy My Cousin Vinny, you know the plot ends up turning on the question of how long it takes grits to cook. (That’s not a spoiler, by the way.) If you’re not from the South, though, you may not know this is actually a very serious…

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Paul Thomas Zenki
Thinkpiece Magazine

Ghost writer, essayist, marketer, Zen Buddhist, academic refugee, living in Athens GA, blogging at A Quiet Normal Life: https://www.quietnormal.com/