• Emily Wallace
  • July 17, 2013

A Guide To Grits Grammar

Not familiar with this favorite Southern starch? See an illustrated guide from writer Emily Wallace.


There are certain things every North Carolinian should know. One of those things is how to talk about what we eat.

For that reason, writer and illustrator Emily Wallace put together a guide to grits grammar.

Don’t miss her essay on grits in the August 2013 issue, or this list of five places across North Carolina to get a distinct version of shrimp and grits.

Illustration by Emily Wallace


Emily Wallace is a freelance writer and illustrator in Durham. She continues to tinker with recipes and techniques in the hope of one day making grits as good as the ones her grandmother made. Her most recent story for Our State was “Parker’s Barbecue” (July 2013).

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