Italian Appetisers


Polenta is part of the staple diet of Italy.

While it was originally most common in the north of Italy, today it is a popular dish which is enjoyed throughout Italy and in many other parts of the world.

Makes 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 cup cornmeal, preferably stone-ground
  • 4 cups chicken broth, water, or milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Grated Pecorino Romano cheese

Video Recipe:


Whisk the cornmeal, milk, and salt in a saucepan.

Cook, whisking constantly, over medium-high heat, for about 5 minutes, or until thickened.

Reduce the heat to low.

Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes.

Remove from the heat.

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