Grits and Tamales

Life in the Deep South, by Gabriel Aguilera

About This Blog

I arrived in Montgomery, Alabama in early July 2011.  Though I did live in Texas briefly, this is my first foray into the Deep South.  I’m excited to settle down in Alabama and I am embracing my new home.  This blog will document my interactions with the South; what I see, do, read, eat, drink, etc.  It includes links, pictures, brief comments, and occasional essays.  I will post notes on teaching and research.  In short, I’ll post on whatever I feel like posting.  It is, above all, a public diary for my family, friends, colleagues, and the curious.  The title of this blog, “Grits and Tamales,” links my Mexican corn heritage with that of the South.  When I first tried grits I found that I like them.  They reminded me much of two of my favorite comfort foods: tamales and posole stew.  I find it comforting that Southerners, like Mexicans, make the most of corn and humble hominy.

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One response to “About This Blog

  1. Jennie January 6, 2014 at 3:34 am

    grits are one of the greatest parts of the south 🙂 Welcome!!

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