Cornmeal Source
Posted: 25 September 2009 11:05 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m looking for a good source for cornmeal - preferably something I can just buy in the store. I usually just use whatever cornmeal is in Giant, Superfresh, etc., but the flavor and texture are not what I’m looking for. I’ve had cornbread made with really good cornmeal a few times. The texture is a bit coarser and it has a more pronounced corn flavor than normal cornmeal.

Does anyone know a brand I should be looking for, a store I should get it at, or even a source online I should get it from (though online for flour doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, given shipping costs).

Thanks in advance.

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Posted: 25 September 2009 12:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I would look for stone ground cornmeal.

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Posted: 25 September 2009 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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That sounds like it would work; unfortunately, even the bland grocery store cornmeal is usually labeled as stone ground.

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Posted: 25 September 2009 02:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Hi,

Try Bob’s Red Mill organic cornmeal. I believe they have a medium grade which is coarser than the supermarket stuff. I think you can by it online but I am not sure.
I have used it and it is definitely coarser than regular supermarket stuff.

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Posted: 25 September 2009 02:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Interesting rboehme.  In my area, the cheap stuff doesn’t say stone ground—the nicer types say old fashioned stone ground.

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Posted: 25 September 2009 02:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I second the recommendation for Bob’s Red Mill, theirs is very flavorful.  I use their coarsest grind for polenta, and their medium grind for Rose’s corn muffins.

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Posted: 30 September 2009 10:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Some of the grocery stores in my area carry Bob’s Red Mill products. I would also recommend trying them. They have several “grinds” and I bet you can find one you like.

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Posted: 01 October 2009 08:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I agree - Bob’s Red Mill is pretty good stuff and is widely available.

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