Many chefs speak in hushed tones of American cheese’s essentialness when it comes to topping burgers, there’s undoubtedly been a shift in public perception. So when did we all become such snobs? When did this happen? Turns out the tide’s been turning on American cheese for quite awhile.
Cooking with Fire is a new book out by Paula Marcoux, a food historian who has also worked professionally as an archaeologist, cook, and bread-oven builder. Here, she shows us how to toaste cheese.
If you were tickled by Brown’s DIY condiment hack, you’re going to love his trick for making real grilled cheese. Because—take a deep breath—the grilled cheese you’re making may not be the real deal. \"Whenever and wherever people say they’re gonna make you a grilled cheese sandwich, what they really mean is they’re gonna make you a griddled sandwich containing some melted cheese,” Brown laments in the video. “Well not me, no. When I say, ‘grilled cheese sandwich,’ I mean a grilled sandwich containing grilled cheese.” True to his word, the grilled cheese sandwich Brown whips up is truly grilled: Even the cheese is “grilled” on modified grill spatulas that have been transformed into shallow trays thanks to a bit of aluminum foil.