Celebrating The Cheesiest

Does it get any better than Kraft Macaroni & Cheese?  I’m going to go out on a limb here and say “no”.

CBS Sunday Morning paid homage to “the comfort meal of childhood memories” with a feature by correspondent Serena Altschul. 

She provides some history on the “American staple” – including its British inspiration, Thomas Jefferson’s role in its popularity, and the “revolutionary” idea of a Kraft sales rep to box the cheese with the macaroni.

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

Great stuff then (America’s best-selling brand during the Great Depression) and now, there appears to be a cottage industry associated with the concoction – at least in New York City, with its “all things mac and cheese” Macbar and its exclusive Waverly Inn & Garden, featuring the $95 white truffle special.

That recipe – for Chef John DeLucie’s Mac & Cheese topped with white truffles – is available here, but be advised that those truffles sell for about $1,400-$1,900 a pound.

Me, I’ll take my classic box and add a can of tuna and all is right with the world.  It’s really the simple things in life that make the biggest impact.

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~ by acm213 on November 22, 2009.

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