"I can see it, smell it, taste it now… twelve years old, coming home from school, my stomach growling, mouth watering, and ripping into a box of Mac and Cheese. Combining it with anything and everything from the pantry or refrigerator, I had the perfect snack. Though the cuisine I make now may be more sophisticated than what I was making at twelve years old, I will never turn my back on Mac and Cheese."
–Rocco DiSpirito, Union Pacific restaurant
"Macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food?hot, rich, and delicious. I love its versatility and the fact that it can be a basic American version or can be dressed up with black truffles and the most decadent cheese for a special event. We make it at Canteen with Wisconsin Asiago."
–Matthew Kenney, Commune, Canteen, and Mezze restaurants
"Mac and Cheese is truly one of life’s staples, comfort food at its roots. This book is an intimate collection of one of life’s greatest pleasures. Dig in, and show someone your love today."
–Mark Franz, Farallon restaurant
"Macaroni and Cheese is an ode to the best that America has to offer. Melting cheese and sublime noodles … nothing but ooze and ahhs from us. Turn on the oven, honey! Let’s grate the cheese!"
–David Page and Barbara Shinn, Home restaurant
"A classic that belongs in every kitchen. Beginning with childhood and going all the way through adulthood, Mac and Cheese will always mean comfort, home, and satisfaction. Who knew there were fifty-two varieties?"
–Waldy Malouf, Beacon restaurants
From the Trade Paperback edition.