Preparing for the 1st 8th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational

Preparing for the 1st 8th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational

My plane is booked. My hotel room is prepared. I am headed to the 1st 8th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational (and LA) for the first time. It would not make sense for a grilled cheese lovin’ man to miss the Grilled Cheese Invitational. No, I…

The Lockview’s First Annual Grilled Cheese Festival

The Lockview’s First Annual Grilled Cheese Festival

This past Saturday evening, I attended The Lockview’s First Annual Grilled Cheese Festival with the sous chef and sous chef’s husband. I had heard of The Lockview but never visited nor had I really investigated their menu (PDF). All I knew was that they loved…

How To Cook A Grilled Cheese Sandwich

How To Cook A Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Recently, I received an email from a visitor who asked a very simple question: What is your favorite method to cook grilled cheese sandwiches? I wanted to reply right away but I did not know how to quickly answer the question. There is not an…

2010 Grilled Cheese Invitational: I should go.

2010 Grilled Cheese Invitational: I should go.

April 24, 2010 12:00pm – 6:00pm Downtown Los Angeles, CA When I first became involved in grilled cheese sandwiches, a little over a year ago, I knew very little about the sandwich’s culture in this country. I knew nothing about the Grilled Cheese Invitational. That…

Jamie Oliver & A Mini-Rant About Fruit

Jamie Oliver & A Mini-Rant About Fruit

The other day, on Twitter, I came across the following tweet: “We’ve got to start teaching our kids about food in schools. Period.” Jamie Oliver’s TED talk: http://bit.ly/9JKz3I Ever since then, I have been slowly working my way through Jamie Oliver’s speech (above). Sure, the…

Staging: Learning the Food Industry From the Inside

Staging: Learning the Food Industry From the Inside

As I have been writing recently, I am now knee deep into the restaurant industry after leaving my webmaster position. Right now, that simply means me working full-time at the Cafe @ Nordstrom. I am trying to learn as much as I can there as…

A Few Words of Thanks

A Few Words of Thanks

A week ago Sunday, I decided, last minute, to create a grilled cheese sandwich. With little time and almost no inspiration, I turned to a book called Great Grilled Cheese by Laura Werlin. That is when things changed. That evening, in my opinion, I cooked…

Google Alerts adds 100% more grilled cheese to GrilledShane.

Google Alerts adds 100% more grilled cheese to GrilledShane.

I think you should now either follow me on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook because if you haven’t, you are missing out, thanks to Google Alerts. I have just signed up to receive daily “grilled cheese” Google Alerts that inform me of every mention of…

My Submission to NPR’s “Save the Deli” Feature

My Submission to NPR’s “Save the Deli” Feature

Ever since 2002, I have been a big fan of NPR. How can you not be?! I have a 45 minute commute so I am able to listen for awhile and hear some great stories on both Morning Ediition and All Things Considered. After reading,…

Why do you blog [about food]?

Why do you blog [about food]?

Recently, as I have been reading more and more food blogs, I began to wonder why each person has started their individual [food] blog. I want to know what makes you create recipes, cook, photograph and then blog about the final dish? Is it as…