Friday, May 09, 2003

If you cut grilled cheese wrong, it's gross

Have you ever noticed that the cut of the grilled cheese sandwich actually makes it taste different? I have. Thinking back to my childhood, I remember that I wouldn't even eat the thing if it was cut square. I wanted to make sure that this was real and I wasn't actually just making this up, so I asked around and people almost always agreed and even started naming the several types of cuts.

gato (2:19 PM) : you mean the triangle cut vs the square cut vs the half-square-rectangle cut?

And may I add the partial-diagonal and the no-cut (also known as a whole). The whole is definitely gross. No kid would ever eat a whole. The square cut (two halves) is also next to disgusting. However, if you take those two square halves and then cut them each in half to make the half-square-rectangle cut then you have something that we can work with.

Hands down, the diagonal cuts are the best. I think that the triangle, or straight-diagonal, is the most popular because it's the most obvious cut. But I also know there is a better cut that the majority of the world has never been exposed to.

Welcome to the partial-diagonal. Cut the sandwich diagonally, but in a few centimeters from the corner. This yummy cut allows for maximum tastiness and still has the stability of the square cut (e.g. the thing won't fall apart or have weak corners)

Next time you have grilled cheese try this out. I'm not sure how it's possible, but the cut does change the taste!

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