Anson Mills Corn Bread


by Lydia Ellison

When Drew and I were in the South last month his foodie cousin Chris gave us the most wonderful gift… 2 bags of Anson Mills corn meal (and 4 silver mint julep cups)! Anson Mills sells “handmade mill goods from organic heirloom grains.” Chris gave us the perfect starter selection, one bag of yellow course ground corn meal and one bag of white grits.

Anson Mills cornmeal

Anson Mills corn meal

I brought the bag of yellow cornmeal in my suitcase up to Marin for Mother’s Day weekend. For the first night, my Mom and I planned a BBQ menu and I wanted to make corn bread (yes, my Mom and I plan our menu’s in advance for a weekend’s visit). I used the recipe on the Anson Mills website because an insert in the packaging warned: “Our products won’t work with standard recipes. Standard recipes won’t work with our products.” Word.

Corn Bread, butter and honey

Corn Bread, butter and honey

As they say in the South, the corn bread was “Divine.” It really tasted like corn, sweet fresh farmer’s market corn in July! The flavor was vibrant and sweet (and mind you there is no sugar in this recipe or in any authentic Southern corn bread). The texture was dense but moist. I’ve never tasted better corn bread.

BBQ dinner

BBQ dinner

Honestly y’all need to order some of this corn meal for your summer soiree’s. There is no comparison to the grocery store offerings (even organic corn meal from Whole Foods/natural food stores, I’ve tried them all.) This company makes all kinds of corn products (grits, cornmeal, polenta), plus wheat flours, rice and more. I’m going to place a big order. Just make sure you store them in the freezer once you get the products. They don’t have preservatives and will spoil.

the star of the meal

PS- I will def post when I make the grits, probably sage grits to serve with lamb.

4 Comments on Anson Mills Corn Bread

  1. marshall cole
    July 28, 2012 at 11:23 am (8 years ago)

    Would to know if I could purchase the corn meal any where in Phoenix or Scottsdale Arizona

  2. applesandonions
    July 29, 2012 at 11:43 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Marshall, I’m not sure about a specific store, but you can order Anson Mills from their site. Here’s the link:

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