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Georgia State Prepared Food

Grits; photo by Kevin Chan on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Official State Prepared Food of Georgia

Grits were designated the official prepared food of Georgia in 2002. Georgia also recognizes a state fruit, a state vegetable, and a state crop). All State Foods

Grits are a unique southern food first prepared by native Americans centuries ago. Southern grits are bits of ground corn or hominy prepared as a simple breakfast dish or incorporated into gourmet recipes. Corn is a prominent Georgia crop grown throughout the state.