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Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Ultimate Grilled Cheese’ Gets Roasted Amidst Mythical Kitchen Feud

Gordon Ramsay has been recently taking dishes that folks make on TikTok and criticizing them for various reasons.

Some of the submissions were parodies meant to get Chef Ramsay riled up. However, his criticism of a Ramen Grilled Cheese from Rhett and Link’s Mythical Kitchen drew clapbacks from the show’s own chef, Josh Scherer.

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Ramsay had multiple critiques that Scherer called into question on Twitter, including the fact that Josh toasted both sides of the bread and used a “plastic cheese.”

Scherer went even further and called Chef Ramsay out on his own recent iteration of a Grilled Cheese that the Michelin-starred chef described as “ultimate” in a YouTube video.

In this video, Ramsay makes a grilled cheese in a fireplace using kimchi, pepper berry-infused Romano, and Asiago cheeses. The thickness of the cheese plus the short cooking time on a high heat led to Ramsay’s grilled cheese sandwich not even being melted, as Scherer quickly pointed out.

The Mythical Kitchen host wasn’t the only one to call out Ramsay on his cold grilled cheese, as comments on the YouTube video showed the cooking TV veteran no mercy.

“I think Gordon just made that “Idiot Sandwich” he once mentioned in Hell’s Kitchen,” one comment read. Another said, “I logged in just to say that looks like the absolute worst grilled cheese I have ever seen.”

Many comments along the same lines are flooding the video, and Scherer’s own takedown has led to a spillover of the same on Twitter.

So far, responses have been relatively tame, although someone Scherer described as a “Ramsay stan” attacked his cooking directly:

Chef Ramsay has yet to issue a response on either his grilled cheese or his critique of Scherer’s dish, but being overcritical is pretty on-brand for a chef known for the barrage of insults he can throw at you in mere seconds.

As this beef between Scherer and Ramsay continues to develop, it may take nothing less than a Foodbeast Kitchen League match to quash the disagreements between the two. Grilled Cheese battle, anyone?

Featured image photos courtesy of Josh Scherer and Shutterstock.

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Fast Food

Taco Bell’s Grilled Cheese Burrito Officially Launches Nationwide

In late 2019, Taco Bell tested a Grilled Cheese Burrito, which consisted of a burrito wrapped in a shell of crispy, melted cheese. That test appears to have done well, as the burrito has now made its way onto menus nationwide.

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The cheese-crusted burrito is filled with rice, red crispy strips, a three cheese blend, reduced fat sour cream, chipotle sauce, and a choice of seasoned beef or beans.

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Taco Bell’s newest item may be inspired by the cheese-crusted breakfast burritos of Los Angeles, where spots like Burrito Bomba and Low Key Burritos have taken over social media for their own cheese-crusted renditions.

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Grilled Cheese Burritos will be available for a limited time. They’ll be sold on their own for $2.99 each or as part of a $5 box that includes Cinnamon Twists, a crunchy taco, and a medium soda drink.

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13 Lockdown Recipes You Can Make And Stun Your Social Feed

Sure, we’re all stuck at home but think of it as us doing our part to make sure the coronavirus doesn’t spread to our local community. Yes, it’s making us a bit stir-crazy, but it’s what the world needs right now. Staying at home, however, doesn’t mean that you can’t live the life of a Foodbeast.

For those itching to create something unconventional and out-of-the-box in the kitchen while they’re self-quarantined, we put together a lockdown playlist of chefs, influencers, and home cooks who have been making some amazing things from the confines of their own home kitchens.

Top talent includes the personalities such as @TheVulgarChef, @NishCooks, @TheJoshElkin, @FitWaffle, and @TheNaughtyFork.

Some mouthwatering recipes you can expect to see are: a Bloomin’ Onion, banana bread, Hot Cheetos deviled eggs, cereal marshmallow bars, a 1o-minute baked potato, homemade McChicken, pasty pie in a mug, cheesy taco fries, mashed potato grilled cheese, pancakes from scratch, a Boiling Crab feast, and peanut butter Nutella s’mores.

Check out the video above and see what dishes you’d like to recreate in your kitchen. If this video inspires a Foodbeast-worthy recipe in your soul, DM us a photo!

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Packaged Food What's New

Grilled Cheese And Tomato Soup Lay’s Are Hitting Grocery Stores Soon

From Chicago deep dish pizza to pickle chips with ranch, Lay’s has been making a bunch of flavors that hit on nostalgia recently. Their newest iteration pays tribute to one of the classic lunchtime combo meals: Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.

Lay’s managed to combine the flavors of both into a single chip, adding the creamy, acidic punch of tomato soup to the buttery richness of cheese. The taste should evoke that of the classic pairing we all know and love.

Individual flavors of Lay’s Grilled Cheese and Tomato have existed in the past, but this is the first time the two have combined together.

You’ll be able to find the new flavor on grocery store shelves nationwide starting October 21. This is a limited edition release, so those wanting to snag a bag or two will want to locate them fast.

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This Dog-Friendly Cafe Is Serving Up Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese with Hidden Valley Ranch

Boris & Horton, the famously dog-friendly cafe in New York City, has made a point of having artisan breads and cheeses on its menu since its inception. They do a number of things with these items — toast, cheese plates, and, naturally, grilled cheese sandwiches. Continuing on with that tradition, the cafe will be making a Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich all September for the Coast 2 Coast Ranch tour, presented by Hidden Valley ® Ranch.

As all Boris & Horton sandwiches do, it starts with two thick slices of Pain Au Levain, an airy sourdough, from the nearby Balthazar Bakery.

These tremendous slices next are coated in delectable cream cheese, on top of which sits a luxurious layer of Muenster cheese. Then, a generous portion of pickled jalapeños are piled on top. Then, the whole thing is dusted in a savory Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning, which, conveniently, comes in shaker form now.

Obviously, this wasn’t enough ranch, if that’s even possible. Because the sandwich is also served with a Middle Eastern-inspired ranch sauce. Made by mixing the Middle Eastern yogurt cheese, labneh, with Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning, it gives the dip we all know and love an ultra-creamy texture and a slight kiss of exquisite tartness.

Boris & Horton’s love letter to a couple of America’s favorite snack combos, ranch and jalapeño poppers, will be available for all of September, during the Hidden Valley Coast 2 Coast Ranch Tour. If you’re interested in finding more about the ranch hotspots around the country, head over to foodbeast.com/ranch.


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These Crunchy Snack Bars Are Made Entirely Out Of Cheese

Who doesn’t love crunchy, caramelized pieces of cheese? The combination of that crunch and taste has become so coveted that today, entire dishes and snacks become famous for being made with these cheesy blankets of deliciousness.

You can now buy snack bars that take full advantage of this crunchy cheese, because a Wisconsin cheese maker is crafting, shredding, and baking their own cheeses into these Just The Cheese® bars.

These Crunchy Cheese Bars are big on both flavor and crunch. You get that intense aroma that baked cheese provides, plus an earth-shattering, crunchy texture that’s like instant ASMR.

While these are designed for portable, on-the-go snacking, there’s a whole variety of usages for them as well. They make great substitutes for cheese and potato chips in a sandwich, can be used to for guac and other party dips, or even as the “crackers” on a custom charcuterie board.

These crunchy cheese bars are great as a low-carb substitute across the board, whether you’re looking to replace crackers or chips, or just a cheese lover looking for a new way to enjoy them that hits all the right sensory notes.

You can find Just The Cheese bars for sale online, including on Amazon.

Photos by Pete Pham


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The BRICK: Howlin’ Ray’s New Deep Fried Nashville Hot Grilled Cheese

It’s expected to be caught in a three-hour line when you’re visiting Howlin’ Ray’s — the spot that put Nashville hot chicken on the Los Angeles map. If you haven’t already been to the fried chicken hotspot, the never-ending crowd is a clear indicator that this place knows how to do hot chicken proper. Paired with an ambrosial dish like their newest Nashville Hot Grilled Cheese aptly named “The Brick,” Howlin’ Ray’s may have discovered the recipe to double their wait time — and we’re totally fine with that.

Now, when we say it’s a next-level version of grilled cheese, that’s not something to be taken lightly.

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The Brick first begins as a double sliced grilled cheese sandwich, which is then battered and deep fried until its crunch can be heard from neighboring Little Tokyo. It is then seasoned the exact same way the restaurant’s famous hot chicken is, with patrons able to choose the level of heat they want for their sandwich.

If lactose intolerant folks ever had to pick a moment to pop a Lactaid pill, it’d be for this.

Howlin’ Ray’s also offers a secret-menu variation of their cheese fries, as if all that cheesiness wasn’t enough to entice you. Guests can actually ask the restaurant to load your fries with hearty chunks of Nashville hot chicken, coleslaw, pickles, and a shower of their special “Comeback Sauce.”

Grilled cheese and hot chicken aficionados may want to set an afternoon aside to sink their teeth into The Brick. Regardless of wait times, Howlin’ Ray’s is definitely an experience you don’t want to rush — especially with the debut of that glorious new sandwich. Just make sure to come with clear calendars and empty stomachs. You’ll leave happy, albeit with a well-earned layer of perspiration.

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Level Up Grilled Cheese With This EPIC Seafood Melt, Complete With Fried Egg


Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of THE quintessential comfort foods. That combination of crusty bread and warm cheeses produces soothing happiness with every single bite. You almost think it can’t get any better: the keyword there being “almost.”

This Super Seafood Melt, created in conjunction with the Incredible Egg, pushes the envelope on the classic after-school sandwich. Whether you’re heading back to school now or feeling a bit nostalgic of your college days, this is an elevated twist on the college staple that takes it to a whole new level.

Succulent lobster and a perfectly fried Egg add even more luxuriousness to the sandwich of your childhood. It’s a simple enough sandwich that you can easily make it between work or study breaks, but it still delivers big on flavor, texture, and nostalgia.

If lobster’s hard to track down, it’s no big deal. Feel free to add any other seafood in, like scallops or crispy soft-shell crabs, to get a similar effect.

Regardless of what seafood goes inside, the combination of flavors, oozy Egg, and gooey cheese creates a heartwarming mouthful that’s a tasty nod to the meal that got you through your daily school struggles, past or present.

If you’re down to make this Seafood Super Melt for yourself, peep the recipe below.

Ingredients

1 whole lobster (can also use seared scallops or other cooked seafood of choice!)
1 bag extra thick Sourdough “Texas cut” bread
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped
¼ tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
½ tablespoon whole grain mustard
½ tablespoon lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella sliced ½” thick
2 tablespoons canned roasted green chilies, small dice
Salt, to taste
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 Eggs

Servings: 2 sandwiches

Directions

Step 1
Cut mozzarella and set aside.

Step 2

Bring a large pot to boil. Once boiling, place lobster in pot and cook until done, approximately 7 minutes per pound. Chop cooked lobster into chunks ¾ inch in size approximately.

Step 3
In small saucepan, melt butter and fold in lemon juice, tarragon, salt and pepper to taste. Place into mixing bowl.

Step 4
Coat one side of the bread with mayonnaise and sear coated side down in same saucepan with butter on med/high heat.

Step 5

Place remaining mayonnaise into separate mixing bowl and fold in chopped chives, salt, pepper, whole grain mustard and green chilies.

Step 6
Slather the inside of both sides of bread with mayo mix, pile lobster on, top off with mozzarella slices. Place in 375 degree oven and melt cheese, pull out cut and let the gooiness drip all over.

Step 7

Cook a sunny-side up Egg to top the sandwich. In a small frying pan, crack one Egg in slowly to ensure the yolk doesn’t break. Cook on a low heat for 4-5 minutes, until the white fully sets but you can still get a runny yolk.

Step 8

Place the sunny-side up Egg on top of the melted cheese and lobster. Enjoy!


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