For those of you not yet familiar with Chef Tyler Florence, he is a graduate of the College of Culinary Arts and has hosted several television shows on Food Network. In addition to authoring many cooking books, he also owns several kitchen retail shops and signature restaurants.
Like Chef Anne Burrell and Ina Garten, Chef Florence introduces brilliant recipes to the home cook. He also shares many (many, many) GREAT cooking techniques that were once well-guarded secrets within the culinary set. Most of these techniques are not included in recipes, but they are worth their weight in gold and I learned so many of them from watching Tyler Florence. I have yet to make one of his recipes that was not completely delicious. I chose this week's recipe because I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and make a dish I was not familiar with - or in this case, one I hadn't had since I was a very little girl living on an Air Force base near Selma, Alabama.
Ultimate Shrimp and Grits
I'm so glad I decided on the grits. I'd forgotten what a terrific alternative they are to potatoes or rice. We'll definitely be having grits more often!
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