Awesome mac and cheeses around the country

There is a fine line between pasta with cheese and a genuine macaroni and cheese, says Laura Werlin. "What distinguishes a mac and cheese is lots of cheesiness," she says. "When you lift the pasta, there are strings that attach it to the dish." She should know. The food writer won a James Beard Award for writing The All American Cheese and Wine Book, penned two tracts about grilled cheese sandwiches, and has another fromage tome, Mac & Cheese, Please!: 50 Super Cheesy Recipes, coming out in December. We didn't want to wait until then to dig in, so we asked Werlin to put her research to good use and concoct a mac and cheese tour of the country — you might want to hide the scale for a while.

Text by Molly Fergus for Condé Nast Traveler

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Jan 27, 2013 6:45PM
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I like kraft Mac n cheese. The best way to make mac and cheese is to make a cheese sauce pour it into the pan with the macaroni and then bake it with some graded cheese on top. Use organic milk and butter along with the macaroni. YUM YUM. But when I'm too hungry to wait I just add butter and grated cheese and eat it. With a little and alot of pepper.
Jan 24, 2013 4:22PM
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How could you possibly omit the four cheese mac and cheese with shrimp and lobster, from the Capital Grill of Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Dec 13, 2012 4:39PM
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 The  featured "Grilled Cheese Truck", gets me wondering where the name came from.  Would it perhaps be a Truck Stop Special?  Don't think I'd like the texture personally.  Doesn't appeal as a good way to make a sandwich.  The mac & cheese might slide out on each bite.  The other recipe's sound scrumptious!!!
Dec 13, 2012 2:05PM
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I'm a guy that likes just about anything, but mac&cheese---YUCK!!!!
Dec 13, 2012 1:46PM
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OBAMA

KRAPP'S...MAO an' CHEESE

You WILL BUY It..

And You Will Like ..IT

You Have to Eat it...To find out..what's In It.. 

Dec 13, 2012 1:42PM
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HMMMMMM..
Gubamint   FREE  CHEESE..Gracias OBAMA..Usted eres Patron Bueno..!

 

Try CHEESE and  Uncle Ben - Gazi's Converted SUSAN RICE...Hmmm.hmmm..

What..? You Don't Like Rice..?

YOU Must BE..A RACIST..?

Dec 13, 2012 1:08PM
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Make your mac and cheese smoky with this chipotle paste in a tube! YUM
Dec 13, 2012 1:03PM
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Costco sells a ready to cook mac and cheese which is pretty good and is cheaper in cost than one made from scratch.
Dec 13, 2012 12:38PM
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Mac N Cheese

Preheat oven 375

 

2 lbs Cabots Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese

1 lb elbow macaroni - cooked 1 minute less than minimum cooking time. Drain. Set aside.

1 can Cheddar Cheese Soup

Milk

2 small yellow onions - cut in big chunks

Pepper

 

In blender add following ingredients.  Start off pulsing and then liquify together:

Cheddar Cheese Soup, fill soup can with milk and pour milk in the blender, and onion.  Put mixture in a medium sauce pan on Medium-Low heat.

 

Shred an 1/8 of the cheese and leave to the side.  Cut the rest in big chunks and add to the cheese sauce and stir until melted together. Add pepper to taste.

 

In a greased casserole dish, add cooked macaroni, cheese sauce and mix together.  Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.

 

Bake 50 minutes

 

Dec 13, 2012 12:31PM
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I have found that we really live in the land of milk and honey. I have visited several countries in the EU and frankly they don't have anything on the good'ol  USA--food wise, especially.  The service is mostly lousy, free coffee refills are unkonwn,  ice-water is costly, and getting your money's worth, impossible.  Specifically in Paris, really, what a waste of city.  It feels like even the waiters are royalty...if you visit get yourself a chistera and forget about some vital sunlight for the duration..
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