How to Make Authentic (and Awesome) Grits

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

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

Paul Thomas Zenki


Ghost writer, essayist, marketer, Zen Buddhist, academic refugee, living in Athens GA, blogging at A Quiet Normal Life: