The Great Grilled Cheese Book

Which foods we delegate as comfort food are as different as each of our individual personalities. For me, growing up in a depressed midwestern town, I was served tomato soup and grilled cheese every Friday at our elementary school. Pulling off my gloves, red cheeked from the wintery playground after a die-hard round of four-square, I couldn't wait to get into the cafeteria and sit down to that meal. Dipping a gooey grilled cheese in a hot bowl of tomato soup was the best to me. It didn't matter to me, at least at that time, that the soup was from a can or the cheese really never melted, it was still comforting. 

Eric Greenspan has proven his culinary cred with his restaurants including the now shuttered Mare and The Foundry, as well as his current enterprises The Roof on Wilshire and delivery only concepts Chino, The B.E.C. and Brekkie Breakfast Burritos. But did you know the man can do wild things with grilled cheese?

It all began when he wanted to make his food more accessible to a larger number of people. He started off by transforming his cheese plate into a sandwich, filled with taleggio cheese, raisin walnut bread, apricot caper puree, and beef short rib. This infamous sandwich has won many awards and has been dubbed The Champ.

Now, we all can experience The Champ and forty plus world class sandwiches in Eric's new book The Great Grilled Cheese Book: Grown-Up Recipes for a Childhood Classic. You can't help but fall in love with the Elvis (peanut butter, bacon, bananas) or lose your head over the Ichabod Crane (Camembert with pumpkin chutney and pumpkin seed).  Roll in the crash carts because I'm going out in a blaze of Greenspan's grilled cheese sandwiches and once you try his sandwiches you will want to join me. 

Our   takes you inside this book filled with melty deliciousness that shares   for the following dishes:


Ten Speed Press is providing three copies of this must have book in our giveaway below open to US members. 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • matag  on  8/8/2018 at 9:39 PM

    Prime time

  • LSanders  on  8/8/2018 at 11:26 PM

    Maple American cheese

  • riley  on  8/8/2018 at 11:54 PM

    Lox of love

  • RNJessicaK  on  8/9/2018 at 2:14 AM

    Maple American!!

  • circ2000  on  8/9/2018 at 7:07 AM

    The Champ

  • Lmocooks  on  8/9/2018 at 8:10 AM

    Ichabod Crane

  • stepspior  on  8/9/2018 at 8:16 AM

    Pimento American cheese

  • sarahawker  on  8/9/2018 at 9:48 AM

    Well The Cuban reuben sure sounds like a sandwich my kids would love!

  • ravensfan  on  8/9/2018 at 12:07 PM


  • lean1  on  8/9/2018 at 12:36 PM

    The Boom

  • Mardeen11  on  8/9/2018 at 1:03 PM

    The Cobb! OMG!!

  • love2chow  on  8/9/2018 at 1:14 PM

    The Champ or Ichabod Crane

  • mph993  on  8/9/2018 at 5:44 PM

    We'd like to try the Monterey melt

  • MiMi60  on  8/9/2018 at 5:51 PM

    I will try the Steakhouse (page 67).

  • demomcook  on  8/9/2018 at 6:57 PM

    Montmartre - mmmm.

  • kmn4  on  8/9/2018 at 7:00 PM

    Top shelf

  • kbennall  on  8/9/2018 at 9:45 PM

    South Rising sounds incredible

  • lgroom  on  8/10/2018 at 2:03 AM


  • sgump  on  8/10/2018 at 11:50 AM

    I'd try the Ichabod Crane--my curiosity is piqued!

  • Laura1  on  8/10/2018 at 6:06 PM

    the champ

  • Dannausc  on  8/10/2018 at 6:37 PM

    Bad moon rising

  • floridagld  on  8/10/2018 at 6:46 PM

    so true so adult. many sound great. one because of a fave south rising. and Muffuletta..oh yeah.

  • Julia  on  8/10/2018 at 9:37 PM

    The Cuban Ruben

  • LaurenE  on  8/10/2018 at 11:45 PM

    Ichabod Crane

  • t.t  on  8/11/2018 at 12:58 AM

    The Greek

  • sequoia55  on  8/11/2018 at 1:07 AM

    Cuban Ruben

  • debbiehb  on  8/11/2018 at 5:47 AM

    Caprese melt

  • PeavineBlues  on  8/11/2018 at 8:11 AM


  • C_Richardson  on  8/11/2018 at 8:39 AM

    The Caprese

  • tararr  on  8/11/2018 at 9:28 AM

    Ichabod Crane

  • dtremit  on  8/11/2018 at 3:29 PM

    Love a good patty melt!

  • Siegal  on  8/11/2018 at 5:24 PM

    I want to make maple American cheese

  • intrepid9923  on  8/11/2018 at 6:44 PM

    Muffuletta sounds so yummy!

  • mayastonecastle  on  8/12/2018 at 4:10 AM

    Cuban Reuben

  • artthecat  on  8/13/2018 at 10:31 AM

    Monterey melt

  • pcsperling  on  8/13/2018 at 4:20 PM

    Definitely Montmartre

  • Nancith  on  8/13/2018 at 9:20 PM

    Maple Grilled cheese

  • jmay42066  on  8/14/2018 at 4:32 PM

    The Cobb

  • jezpurr  on  8/14/2018 at 11:59 PM

    Bad Moon Rising!!!^_^

  • jluvs2bake  on  8/15/2018 at 12:49 PM

    Oh, my goodness, so hard for a grilled cheese lover! But that Cuban Reuben... I've got to try that!

  • Sfgordon  on  8/15/2018 at 1:26 PM

    Johnny apple cheese looks excellent!

  • JJWong  on  8/16/2018 at 5:03 PM

    I grew up eating Patty Melts, so I'm looking forward to making it on my own.

  • annieski  on  8/17/2018 at 6:46 AM

    caprese melt

  • Shelley.b  on  8/17/2018 at 9:08 PM

    The greek

  • RSW  on  8/18/2018 at 5:21 AM


  • liasim  on  8/18/2018 at 6:03 PM

    Bad moon rising

  • mduncan  on  8/23/2018 at 12:24 PM

    The Ichabod Crane

  • RickPearson54  on  8/27/2018 at 1:42 PM

    the greek

  • heyjude  on  8/28/2018 at 2:17 AM

    Monterey Melt

  • DJCross  on  8/30/2018 at 9:49 AM

    The Greek

  • hippiechick1955  on  8/30/2018 at 2:26 PM

    I’d have to make the Caprese Melt. A longtime favorite salad of mine, it’s bound to be appreciated by my tastebuds.

  • tennyogirl  on  8/30/2018 at 3:00 PM


  • BMeyer  on  8/31/2018 at 8:35 AM


  • BMeyer  on  8/31/2018 at 8:36 AM


  • NaomiH  on  8/31/2018 at 11:27 AM


  • fluffies  on  8/31/2018 at 2:15 PM

    Pimento American cheese

  • hae1123  on  9/2/2018 at 8:23 AM

    Choc-full of nuts

  • mjes  on  9/3/2018 at 4:17 PM

    Johnny apple cheese

  • choppergirl  on  9/8/2018 at 5:40 PM

    Mulberry Street

  • jodangerously  on  9/9/2018 at 9:23 AM

    beet it

  • ket06e  on  9/12/2018 at 10:38 AM

    top shelf

  • auntietina  on  9/15/2018 at 2:21 AM

    The Cobb! Cobb salad in a grilled cheese form, why haven't I thought of that before???

  • PennyG  on  9/16/2018 at 9:33 AM

    Pimento American Cheese - yum!

  • orchidlady01  on  9/20/2018 at 12:26 AM

    The Cuban reuben

  • MamaEnki  on  9/25/2018 at 5:55 PM

    Prime Time

  • eatysmith  on  9/27/2018 at 9:26 AM

    Pimento American Cheese!

  • matag  on  9/28/2018 at 9:12 AM

    The cobb

  • rosyannposy  on  9/28/2018 at 9:20 AM

    Ichabod Crane

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