Thank the Native American tribes located in Southern United States for introducing early American settlers to grits, a common breakfast made from corn. Eventually, descendants of African slaves would turn grits into one of the great Southern dishes. Today, instant grits are easier to find then the better tasting stone-ground version. In recent years, there’s been a resurgence of grits showing up on menus because of Southern cuisine being the trend du jour.
Read Kwanzaa Culinarians this month for recipes and inspiration.