my take

My personal take on the world of grilled cheese sandwiches and the life as a cookbook author.

My Peppers

My Peppers

I thought I would share, with you, some photos of my peppers that are currently growing in our backyard garden. Some of these photos were taken earlier this morning, while the rest were taken sometime this past week. When I have a place of my […]

Serious Eats asks “How Do You Define a Grilled Cheese Sandwich?” I try to answer.

Serious Eats asks “How Do You Define a Grilled Cheese Sandwich?” I try to answer.

I have been trying, not so successfully or hard, to ask the world how they define a grilled cheese sandwich but have had no luck. Now, Serious Eats asks and they seem to have resounding success. Surprised? Nope, neither am I. As their conversation has […]

A Quickie: Even NPR Loves Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

A Quickie: Even NPR Loves Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

NPR recently posted a new blog entry for their Kitchen Window series and it just happens to feature the wonderful grilled cheese sandwich. Yum! This blog post would have been great when I was writing my History of Grilled Cheese Sandwich entry, but oh well. […]

I Think Today Is Mother’s Day

I Think Today Is Mother’s Day

I hear that today is Mother’s Day and as a son, I should be doing something special for my mother. That is the yearly ritual, right? As if I don’t appreciate my mom the other 364 days of the year, today I am supposed to […]

Commenting Guidelines?

Commenting Guidelines?

The other day PaniniKathy tweeted about an article on the Food Blog Alliance entitled Comments: how to give as good as you get. It is a great article for blogger and commenter alike. I highly recommend taking two minutes to read it. After reading that […]

What?! April is National Grilled Cheese Month?!

What?! April is National Grilled Cheese Month?!

Not until I recieved an email from Kathi @ panini happy (and a comment from the Daily Spud) did I know that April is National Grilled Cheese Month. How is that possible? How did the grilled cheese man not know that April is Grilled Cheese […]

No Sunday Dinners, But Still a Post

No Sunday Dinners, But Still a Post

Because today was a travel day, I was just returning from Chicago, there was no Sunday Dinners. Next week I will return with a special Passover edition, which should be interesting. Even though I wasn’t cooking tonight, I still want to keep everyone posted as […]

The World of Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: How to Monetize It?

The World of Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: How to Monetize It?

When I decided to create a new grilled cheese sandwich each and every Sunday, I stumbled upon something. I found a project that combined all of my loves (photography, cooking, web/design) into one grandiose idea. I had been thinking of how to do that for […]

The History of the Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The History of the Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Since the history of the actual grilled cheese sandwich is limited, let me start with the history of just the sandwich. As is the case with most ancient foods, pinpointing a date or time when something is created is difficult. In terms of the sandwich, […]

This Is Why You Are Fat: Grilled Cheese Sandwich Edition

This Is Why You Are Fat: Grilled Cheese Sandwich Edition

Deep fried grilled cheese sandwich…coming soon to a Sunday Dinner near you. Yum!