Thursday, January 3, 2008

Rainy Days and Grilled Cheese - Video Short

The 99 Cent Chef loves rainy days in LA. The dramatic build up; the sounds of rain and the clean air that follows. Taking it all in at the kitchen window, while grilling a cheese sandwich, is the perfect pairing.



In the past few months, I've found an
abundance of cheese at the 99c only Stores, including Monterey Jack, European Swiss, French Petite Buche, Imported Austrian and good old American. But beware; they stock cheese made with vegetable oil, an abomination; I do have standards.






For a miscegenation of cheeses, try combining three cheeses to make a delicious rainy day grilled cheese sandwich. French goat cheese blends well with American and Swiss. For color, layer white and yellow cheese.








A sourdough or
multi-grain bread works well, as toasting brings out the flavor of the grains. I like to grill my sandwich in a little butter.
Use plenty of cheese, as nothing is more pleasing than a gooey grilled cheese sandwich.




I've collected rainy day video footage for awhile now. Enjoy the montage.

Play it here. The video is 2 minutes.

Do you have a favorite rainy day recipe?

 To embed or view the Chef's video on youtube, click here..

4 comments:

Charlie said...

Yeah! I'm feeling kinda moist today and this really warms the inner core.

Charlie

Georgia said...

Just came across your blog and, holy crap!, I'm in love!

The 99 cent store is one of the reasons I moved back to LA!

meandering said...

I'm an upper midwest purest. White bread and velveeta.

Of course I stray and use swiss and rye quite often. Rye, gruyere and cheddar is nice too.

Of course you eat it ONLY with cream of tomato soup.

sutros said...

A good story

GK Chesterton: “The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”

Voila: www.tastingtoeternity.com. This book is a poetic view of 30 of the best loved French cheeses with an additional two odes to cheese. Recipes, wine pairing, three short stories and an educational section complete the book.

From a hectic life in New York City to the peace and glories of the French countryside lead me to be the co-founder of www.fromages.com. Ten years later with the words of Pierre Androuet hammering on my brain:

“Cheese is the soul of the soil. It is the purest and most romantic link between humans and the earth.”

I took pen and paper; many reams later with the midnight oil burning Tasting to Eternity was born and self published.

I believe cheese and wine lovers should be told about this publication.

Enjoy

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