I love me some grilled cheese. So when Mark Bittman boasted to the rest of the internets that he was actually making real grilled cheese, I felt intrigued, goaded, and hypnotized at the same time. Real grilled cheese? Yes, I want some. I will make some. Today.
Instead of using a frying pan or griddle, Bittman actually cooked his grilled cheese on a grill. Sounds good, right? Although I love grilled cheese, I don't eat it often, mostly because of the high fat content. So, the idea that "it was not frying in a lot of grease," as Bittman points out in this video, was quite appealing.
Working to turn convention totally up side down, I substituted peaches for tomatoes. See you later, boring old tomatoes and cheese, I'm making peaches and cheese (and arugula). For the bookends I used my favorite: olive bread from Atwater's.