Soft Polenta with Thyme
Polenta is available at specialty food shops and at healthy food stores, where it is often labeled coarsely ground cornmeal. Don't try to make polenta with medium-grind or finely ground cornmeal; you'll be disappointed. Brigit Legere Binns' favorite brands of imported polenta are Beretta and Molino e Frantoio from Italy and Croix de Savoie from France.
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