Do Processed Cheeses Get a Bad Rap?

Most cheese connoisseurs cringe at the thought of processed cheeses.  Think of Kraft singles, Laughing Cow, or Velveeta.  Most of us loved such cheeses when we were kids, we always made sure Mom grabbed some at the grocery store.  So why do they offend our adult palates?  Labels that contain the name “cheese food” don’t … Read more

The Perfect Monte Cristo

One of my favorite sandwiches of all time has always been the Monte Cristo, a toasted turkey, ham, and swiss sandwich with a touch of elegance.  I initially discovered it at Bennigan’s.  I later tried several versions at Diners along the East Coast.  The one thing that I noticed was that you must use the … Read more