A cookbook that reinvents the American classic, macaroni and cheese, with gourmet ingredients, handcrafted artisan cheeses, and unique flavor combinations.
MELT: THE ART OF MACARONI AND CHEESE is the first book to marry the American standard, macaroni and cheese, with handcrafted artisan cheeses and a wide array of pastas, producing dishes that are both classic and chic. Home cooks of all levels will be encouraged to incorporate fresh, simple ingredients into the everyday comfort food they know and love. Featuring such unexpected and delicious combinations as Beecher's Flagship Cheddar with Avocado, Lime, and Shell Pasta; Drunken Goat, Fennel, Edamame, Mint, and Rotini; and Pumpkin Stuffed with Fontina, Italian Sausage, and Macaroni, MELT takes mac and cheese out of the box and elevates it to a level that will delight even the most sophisticated palates.
With gorgeous color photography throughout, MELT is a compendium of inventive recipes that will add a fresh twist to the family dinner or play a starring role at your next dinner party.
Stephanie Stiavetti is a freelance food writer and recipe developer residing in Oakland, California. Her work has been featured on NPR, The Huffington Post, KQED, Culinate, and Serious Eats. You can find her online at TheCulinaryLife.com.
Garrett McCord is a freelance food writer, writing teacher, and recipe developer. He has written for Gourmet Live, The Huffington Post, Epicurious, Cheese Connoisseur, and many other online and print publications. You can also find him at VanillaGarlic.com. He lives in Sacramento, California, with his husband, Brian; their two needy cats; and a Corgi named Jack.
"Calling these recipes 'macaroni and cheese' is a little like calling Fred Astaire a 'hoofer.' Using fine cheeses from everywhere, pasta familiar and not so, imagination and more than a touch of whimsy, Stephanie and Garrett have created modern, sophisticated, beautiful food that satisfies the way the old mac and cheese did. It's almost a feat of magic."Dorie Greenspan, author of Around My French Table