Polenta is a big part of the communal celebrations in the Aosta Valley. The locals host these parties to celebrate summer with their visiting tourist guests.
It takes hours of slow cooking on a wood fire to properly prepare a classical polenta in a copper pot.
If you think this is too difficult to do in the USA, IT IS!!!
There is now an easier way out: the INSTANT POLENTA, ready in just 3 minutes, a success with Italian cooks is available in this country too! You put it in a pot of boiling water, and it cooks in just three minutes.
There is also a different alternative, already cooked and prepackaged in rolls: don’t fall for it, it’s very different from the real original stuff, and it’s simply not worth it.