I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of Alison Lewis’ new book 150 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.
As someone who enjoys plain cheddar on Wonder Bread, this book is amazing. At first I thought, “Pfft I don’t need a recipe for grilled cheese sandwiches.” But then I used this book to make a grilled cheese sandwich and realized what I had been missing. When I finally bit into said sandwich, my exact thoughts were, “Well this is the best sandwich I have ever made at home.” The book also covers some great aspects, like making your own dipping sauces and even combinations for dessert grilled cheese, things that I would say go beyond your basic grilled cheese, for sure. I love having it spelled out for me which cheese to use with different kinds of meat and vegetables. Havarti? Provolone? Fontina? Brie? I don’t want to spend 7 dollars on cheese, only to discover it tastes super weird with prosciutto or arugala. But 150 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
takes the guess work out.
Behold the tastiest sandwich ever made in my kitchen.
I should note that to me, this book is much more about great flavour combinations, rather than recipes to follow word for word, at least when it comes to certain sandwiches. The recipe I selected calls for 12 tomatoes and 1/2 cup of olive oil. Without indicating the size of the tomatoes, there are very few varieties of tomato that would warrant 12 tomatoes for 4 sandwiches. Similarly, just brush the bread with olive oil to cover it evenly. I don’t think you could possibly need 1/2 cup.
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