cheese it!

What isn’t to like about grilled cheese sandwiches?  It’s simple, easy to make, and oh so good.  Ironically, the grilled cheese sandwich that most of us know of, is fried, not grilled. GC pundits from around the world undoubtedly will argue the best cheese to use.  France would say brie or camembert.  The Italians might weigh in with asiago or mozzarella.  The Brits would, of course, choose cheddar. Greece would choose kasseri.  The Americans, none other than american.

The best grilled cheese sandwich I ever had was almost 20 years ago at an outdoor diner in the Farmer’s Market in LA called Kokomo.  Grilled and buttered sourdough, cheddar cheese, and ummm…cilantro.  Sadly, Kokomo has not only moved, but taken this off the menu to be replaced by a swiss and provlone with tomatillo sauce.  I’m sure it’s good, but nothing can replace the original.

So if you’re in the Bay Area this coming weekend, and you love grilled cheese sandwiches as much as I do, please check this out for me:

The Northern California Regional Grilled Cheese Invitation.

I, myself, plan to be gorging on Baby Blues baby backs in LA so please go in my stead and of course, report back to gfork.

One Comment on “cheese it!”

  1. Howard February 19, 2009 at 9:40 #

    Ah, there was nothing like a parking lot grilled cheese sandwich after a Grateful Dead concert. Best $1 food ever.

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