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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 […]