Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    as a main dish, side dish
    • Difficulty


Appears in
La Terra Fortunata

By Fred Plotkin

Published 2001

  • About

As with most traditional foods, polenta is not difficult to prepare hut it does take time and energy. There are instant polentas and ones that are sold prepackaged in small bricks, but none can outdo as a the genuine article. You should have a heavy pot that holds at least 6 quarts/5½ l and a sturdy wooden spoon with a long handle. The pot should be stainless steel and, preferably, have a copper-clad bottom. Friulian women who are serious about their polenta have a large copper pot called a