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Grilled Cheese : 50 Recipes to Make You Melt


Grilled Cheese : 50 Recipes to Make You Melt

Author: Marlena Spieler & Sheri Giblin
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Toasted golden in a pan or browned to melty perfection under the broiler, grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food - and a meal in itself. And believe it or not, it just got better. Author Marlena Spieler has created 50 mouthwatering new takes on this fromagophile's favorite. Her tantalizing pairings range from hearty Sage Sausage and Jack Cheese with Preserved Lemon to Melted Alpenzell, Emmentaler, Pear, and Cumin. There are also plenty of new twists on the tried and true, such as Smoky Bacon and Cheddar with Chipotle Relish or Fresh Mozzarella, Prosciutto, and Fig Jam. Oozing with cheese suggestions, an array of quick-to-make mustards, and tips on choosing the perfect bread for each sandwich, this cookbook will make anyone stand up and say "cheese!"
A really great grilled cheese sandwich is hard to find. Too often a thin, square slice of American cheese, released from its plastic case, is slapped on wimpy white bread, slathered with butter and toasted. Within minutes, it becomes limp and greasy.

But a really great grilled cheese is not hard to make, and its secrets have been disclosed in a tempting new book, "Grilled Cheese: 50 Recipes to Make You Melt" by Marlena Spieler).

A quick browse though the book may first hook you with its gorgeous color photos and hip design. But a further look reveals recipes created with inspired combinations.

For instance, supple slices of fresh mozzarella and salty proscuitto are spread with sweet fig jam and enclosed within crisply toasted bread, making a union that's simply perfect. And roasted red pepper, sweet onion and a hearty dose of paprika are innovative twists on the standard tuna melt.

But aside from the terrific recipes, Spieler has written a book that's packed with useful tips and information about her subject. A brief glossary of cheeses, suggestions for pairing cheese with the perfect bread partner, and ideas for dressing up Dijon mustard are just some of the finds. A bonus is a nice recipe for tomato soup, the classic partner of the grilled cheese sandwich. This one, however, is finished with an aromatic spoonful of basil pesto and a swirl of cr me fraiche.

Try Spieler's technique for pressing sandwiches. The bread is lightly brushed with olive oil or butter and set into a heavy, hot skillet.

Another heavy pan is placed on top and lightly pressed, compacting the ingredients so they meld as one. The bread becomes perfectly crisp and browned, the cheese melting andluscious. It's a heavenly match if there ever was one. -Seattle Times

Author description
Marlena Spieler, the lively, outgoing and exuberant food personality who broadcasts live on television and radio has authored over 50 cookbooks published worldwide and has written for various publications including Bon Appetit and Saveur. She has won the AFJ Prize twice for her food column "The Roving Feast", is a three-time James Beard nominee, and winner of the World Gourmand Book Award. Born in Sacramento, California, Marlena attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and has since lived in Israel, Crete, London and Paris.
Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780811841290
  • : chronc
  • : chronc
  • : August 2004
  • : 205mm X 222mm X 12mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 641.673
  • : 108
  • : 20 colour photographs
  • : Marlena Spieler & Sheri Giblin
  • : Paperback