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Aromatic Ingredients for A Romantic Meal

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

This week I was craving the best pizza in the world, which happens to be from one of the restaurants I miss back in Los Angeles: Pitfire Pizza. Known as “the burrata pie,” this pizza has burrata cheese, tomato sauce, wild arugula, caramelized onion, hazelnut, and pesto drizzle. If you’re having trouble visualizing this, check this out. I had never tried burrata cheese until I went to Pitfire Pizza, but it is now one of my favorite cheeses (unfortunately it’s hard to find because it’s a fresh cheese). Made from a mixture of mozzarella and cream, burrata is solid on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. You can imagine how popular this cheese is with a name coming from “burro,” the Italian word for “butter.” (more…)


Cheese, Please!: A Sandwich for the Hungriest Muenster

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Thank goodness for the three-day weekend! The new year is already starting off a bit hectic, so I was definitely in need of some comfort food (and this week’s recipe certainly hits the spot). With those dreaded 8AM classes, a new menu to memorize at work, and the never-ending search for internships, I was more than happy to have an extra day off to enjoy a comfort food favorite.

This grilled cheese ain’t no ordinary sandwich though. It’s got double the amount of cheese with Muenster cheese in the middle and parmesan-crusted bread that resembles a Monte Cristo sandwich (you know, those sandwiches they serve at the Blue Bayou restaurant inside of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland). For those of you who have never tried Muenster cheese, it’s a soft and mellow white cheese with an orange rind that is oh-so-perfect for melting! (more…)

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