Grits-they've been called the first truly American food. Just what are they? Simply put, grits are stone-ground corn, and they're gaining popularity nationwide in America's most influential kitchens. Any Southern cook worth his salt knows it's what you add to grits that make them remarkable! Here are 101 delicious and inventive recipes for using grits at every meal, with tips and cooking techniques that show just how quick and versatile grits can be. With recipes for Appetizers, Breakfasts, Entrees, Side Dishes, Desserts, Flavored Grits, and Casseroles, including Tropical Grit Fretters with Mango Salsa, Southern Grit Sushi, Grits Eggs Benedict, Country Ham and Grits with Redeye Gravy, Vanilla-Scented Grit Pancakes, Sweet Grits Porridge with Fresh Fruit, Lobster Tempura over Lemon-Scented Grits, Thai-Style Red Curry Grits, Hickory-Smoked Chicken over Pesto-Scented Grits, Bacon and Jalapeno Fried Grits, and Red Curry Grits-even Chocolate Grits!