Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cookbook Nook: Grilled Cheese Kitchen

Grilled Cheese Kitchen by Heidi Gibson with Nate Pollak
Published by Chronicle Books in February 2016

"Melted cheese between slices of toasted bread—the ultimate in comfort food. This mouthwatering cookbook features 39 grilled cheese recipes created by Heidi Gibson, winner of seven grilled cheese championships and the co-owner (with husband Nate) of the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in San Francisco. The classic Mousetrap is dripping with three kinds of cheese. The Piglet wows with its thinly sliced ham and sharp cheddar. And grilled cheese makes a great breakfast—just add an egg! With 40 additional recipes for great accompaniments and side dishes—including hearty soups, many varieties of mac & cheese, spicy pickles, and tangy spreads—plus tips on choosing the best bread and cheese and techniques for grilling each sandwich at just the right temperature, anyone can create the perfect grilled cheese sandwich." - From Goodreads

This cover drew me in!  I love that just on the cover it has bacon, cheese, and tomatoes.  Pretty much my favorite foods ever.  The recipes call for a few outside-the-pantry ingredients, but nothing overly weird.  Everything can be found at a large grocery store, which makes trying these recipes easy!  There are more than just grilled cheese sandwich recipes, which can be misleading.  They do have soup recipes and mac n' cheese recipes.

Pictures: Not every recipe has a picture.  Again, this is one of my biggest pet peeves.  I want to look at the delicious pictures!

I'm glad I tried to expand my knowledge of "grown-up" grilled cheese, but I won't be purchasing this book for my home collection.

Disclosure: I borrowed this book from my local library.

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