Monica Buck

Dress up this simple dish for any celebration

Kate Washington,  – November 19, 2004


Polenta ― one time food of peasants ― now consorts with the grandest roast meats on restaurant menus. Chefs here in the West are putting delicious spins on the dish, giving it great holiday potential. A simply flavored, soft polenta laced with cheese is an appealing supper to come home to after tree cutting or caroling. And mixed with special ingredients such as wild mushrooms and truffle oil, polenta becomes a perfect side dish for a roast bird or leg of lamb on any holiday table.

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