Cookbook Review & Giveaway: Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese

Monday, June 2, 2014

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Most of us remember eating macaroni and cheese as a kid, and while our taste buds may have matured, it’s still a favorite comfort food for many. Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese, gives that boxed version you once ate a complete makeover, creating recipes that are “both classic and chic.”

About the Book
With over 40 delicious recipes using real artisan cheeses and a variety of pastas, you’ll never look at macaroni and cheese the same again! Melt is the first book to modernize a classic American comfort food. Stephanie includes recipes that range from fresh salads to hearty casseroles, accompanied by beautiful, mouth-watering photos. Cheddar, avocado, lime and goat, fennel, edamame, and mint is just one of the flavor combinations you’ll find. There are also alternative cheese recommendations for each recipe, in case you can’t find the one called for or if you want even more diversity to your cheese répertoire. You’ll even fid suggested wine pairings and additional flavor combinations that complement the artisan cheese highlighted.

MELT_drunken goatDrunken Goat with Edamame, Fennel and Rotini 

Stephanie Stiavetti was kind enough to share with us this delicious recipe.

Serves 4

10 ounces rotini
10 ounces Drunken Goat, rind intact, cut into 1-inch cubes
5 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup fresh-shelled edamame beans
1/4 pound fennel bulb, sliced paper thin (about 1 1/2 cups sliced)
4 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, cut into chiffonade
3 tablespoons chopped fennel fronds
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Zest of 1 medium lemon
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente. Drain through a colander and wash with cold water to cool. Drain the excess water. Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl. Taste the salad. If you feel it needs more lemon, herbs, salt, or pepper, then adjust and taste again. When it’s balanced to your satisfaction, serve and be amazed at how easy that was.

Alternative cheeses: Lamb Chopper, Midnight Moon
Wine pairings: Sauvignon Blanc, dry Riesling, Gruner Veltliner
Additional pairings for the cheese: edamame, honey, dates, fig jam

Enter to Win!
One randomly selected commenter will win a copy of Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese

Giveaway begins: Monday June 2, 2014 at 7:00 am ET
Giveaway ends: Friday June 6, 2014 at 11:59pm ET

Mandatory Entry: Tell me in the comments area “What’s your favorite cheese to use when making macaroni and cheese?”

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Enter to win @sstiavetti new book Melt: The Art of Macaroni & Cheese via @tobyamidor (link to post) #giveaway

When entering, be sure to include your email address in the “Email” field when posting your comment so I can let you know if you won. You do not need to purchase anything to win. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Stephanie Stiavetti has sponsored the prize offered and is responsible for shipping.

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50 Comments on “Cookbook Review & Giveaway: Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese



Joe N. Says:

Pepper jack cheese and panko!



Heather Kelly Says:

American cheddar!

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Helga Says:

My pick is cheddar.



Laurie Says:

I don’t actually make macaraoni & cheese, but if I did I would like it with a sharp cheddar.



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Em Ma Says:

I love sharp cheddar and for special occasions I love to put in Gruyere cheese



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Jeffrey Says:

I recently started making Mac & Cheese with Le Gruyere and fell absolutely in love as did my wife!



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Natalie Says:

We love using cheddar !



Nancy Says:

I like Cheddar Jack in mac and cheese.



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Heather R Says:

I can only answer your question honestly in one way: I don’t know. years ago, I tried to make mac n cheese, thinking – “it’s cheese, and pasta! how hard can it be?” hahaha oh my how young and naive I was.

so, in short, I could totally use this cookbook to help determine what cheeses I’d use to make a GOOD mac n cheese!



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Claire Says:

sharp cheddar



wen budro Says:

My favorite cheese to use is white cheddar. But I’d like to experiment with other cheeses in the future.



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Melinda Stephens Says:

My favorite is sharp cheddar. I’m pretty traditional.



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Annmarie Weeks Says:

I like using Kraft’s 4-state cheddar!



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Katie Bellamy Says:

I look good old Cheddar for my Mac n cheese!



kathy dalton Says:

i love using cheddar cheese in my macaroni and cheese



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Lynne T. Says:

I like a mix of sharp cheddar and colby.



Liza Vladyka Says:

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Toby Amidor Says:

HI everyone,
Thanks for entering my latest giveaway for this FABULOUS book! The randomly selected commentor to win a copy of MELT is… Jeffrey. Please keep an eye out for an email from me so I can get your new book shipped to you.

Thanks again everyone for a great giveaway!

Happy, healthy eating,
Toby




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