The Takeaway

User-Generated Sweet and Salty Grilled Cheese

Friday, September 25, 2009

Earlier this week we talked about what happens when you bring Wikipedia's crowd-sourcing approach to organizing information into the kitchen. We asked you to take a simple recipe and make it special.  And from a humble, two slices of bread, two slices of cheese beginning, you've constructed an appealing sweet and salty sandwich that layers new flavors on an a traditional favorite. Without further ado, here it is: the Takeaway's User-Generated Sweet and Salty Grilled Cheese.  Try it out and let us know what you think.


  • 2 slices of multi-grain bread
  • 2 slices of sharp cheddar cheese
  • Butter
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • Salt
  • Pickles, for extra crunchiness
  • Fig Jam


  • Spread the fig jam on one side of the bread
  • Melt the butter ahead of time and brush the outsides of the bread
  • Put the cheese between the bread
  • Put the sandwich on a skillet
  • Cook until both sides are brown.
  • Cookie cut the sandwich to look like the Virgin Mary.
  • Serve with sliced apple and chocolate milk
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Fans Heart Jill Sobule

Friday, May 22, 2009

After years of frustration with record companies, singer-songwriter Jill Sobule had a wake up call. She asked her fans to donate money to pay for the production of her new album, and they responded with $75,000. Jill tells Kurt about her new fan-financed album California Years ...

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