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Stone Ground Grits

Sam D. Aug 5, 2009 11:13 PM

Are there any stores in the L.A. area that sell them? Preferably on the eastside because I live near Eagle Rock.

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  1. Will Owen RE: Sam D. Aug 5, 2009 11:32 PM

    The only store I've found that in in LA was Surfas, and it sure ain't cheap. If you need it tomorrow I think that's your only bet. If you want it next week, Anson Mills and a dozen other sources will be happy to sell various sizes of containers online. I hope you understand that what these bags contain is not HOMINY grits, but CORN grits, something akin to polenta (which Surfas also carries, including coarse-ground whole-grain).

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      1munchy1 RE: Will Owen Aug 6, 2009 08:37 AM

      isn't hominy corn that's been through a process?

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        Will Owen RE: 1munchy1 Aug 6, 2009 02:29 PM

        Yes. Called "nixtamalized" after the Mexican hominy. Dried corn is soaked in a lye solution then (usually) dried; the soaking makes it puff up and it also does something useful to the nutritional content, can't remember what. Commercial hominy grits (such as Quaker or Albers) are ground from dried hominy. I don't think any of the boutique stone mills are grinding anything but their favorite varieties of dried field corn.

    2. monku RE: Sam D. Aug 6, 2009 06:20 AM

      Check out Whole Foods and look and see if they have Bob's Red Mill Polenta. There's also a Orowheat outlet in South Pasadena on Mission that carries some Bob's Red Mill products.

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        Sam D. RE: monku Aug 6, 2009 06:40 AM

        I did try the Whole Foods on Arroyo Pkwy. but not very recently. I'm not sure if all WF stores in this region carry the same items I'll give the Oroweat outlet a try. I haven't been there in quite a long time.

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        prainer RE: Sam D. Aug 6, 2009 01:28 PM

        You can order Stone Ground Grits from Hoppin John's - they are the real deal

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          Will Owen RE: prainer Aug 6, 2009 02:38 PM

          Here are three other online sources. The first two also sell dry-cured pork products and other Southern delicacies:




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            Phurstluv RE: Will Owen Aug 6, 2009 03:51 PM

            Also try Famousfoods.com for east coast stone/grist mill products.

        2. DiveFan RE: Sam D. Aug 6, 2009 07:40 PM

          Some of the Bimbo (formerly Weber, etc) outlet stores carry the Bob's Red Mill products:
          The last time I was at the El Segundo store, they did.

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