Title: Grilled Cheese Please!
Author: Laura Werlin
Rating: * * * * *
Publishers Date: 03/08/2011
Hardback: 184 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
FTC Disclosure: Net Galley
Oooey, gooey ribbons of delectable melted cheese sandwiched between butter-crisped slices of sourdough, wheat, rye, and even focaccia and croissant, combined with favorite foods such as bacon, pequillo peppers, guacamole, seasonal veggies, caramelized onions, pears, herbs, and so much more—what is there not to love about the modern grilled cheese?
Inside Grilled Cheese, Please, award-winning cheese expert Laura Werlin presents 50 recipes that elevate the classic grilled cheese sandwich to a culinary center-of-the-plate meal changer through innovative and delicious recipes such as Say Olé (Two Cheeses, Guacamole, Bacon, and a Corn Chip Crust); Brie, Mozzarella, and Sautéed Pears with Blue Cheese Butter; and Cheddar, Chorizo, Apples, and Pickled Onions on Ciabatta. The recipes are divided into seven chapters that are arranged by topics such as Grilled Cheese on the Go, Ethnic-Inspired, Meat and Cheese, and Veggie and Cheese among others. Grilled Cheese, Please features full-color photography, along with sections highlighting the best cooking techniques, melting cheeses, and other "best" grilled cheese insights, as well as a list of restaurants, stands, and mobile trucks across the country where grilled cheese is the focus, not the side dish.
Perfectly timed to coincide with National Grilled Cheese Month, Grilled Cheese, Please encourages melted cheese enthusiasts to expand their grilled cheese horizons by enjoying these riffs on the original and in the process become seduced all over again by the velvety goodness found within.
Grilled Cheese, Please features full-color photography, along with sections highlighting the best cooking techniques, melting cheeses, and other "best" grilled cheese insights, as well as a list of restaurants, stands, and mobile trucks across the country where grilled cheese is the focus, not the side dish.
OMG, you will gain 50 lbs just reading these recipes. Grilled cheese sandwiches have always been a staple at my house, you know the ones you make slathered with real butter, lots of gooey cheese that drips out. OMG, my mouth is watering just thinking about them. My kids could fix a grilled cheese or grilled ham and cheese by the time they they were 8 or 9 (as long as I watched so they didn't burn my kitchen down) and it's always been what they wanted when they were under the weather or heartsick during different times of their life. There is NO greater comfort food out there. Nope not even chocolate ice cream. My son still exists on these during the week while his wife is away if he doesn't eat with us.
The recipes in this book takes you to a whole different level of ecstasy. While they do use a greater variety of cheeses than I generally use, the philosophy and pictures will have you drooling and leaving wet spots on this book . One caution, DO NOT READ WHILE HUNGRY! If you do, you have been warned.