Travel and Food Recipes

Dublin's Next Imminent Trend - Grilled Cheese And Kale

  • Really Good Bread
  • Really Good Cheese (A Mature Cheddar Would Be Nice)
  • Kale
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Chili

I love watching trends emerging in other big cities before they inevitably make their way over to our little Island. Our food scene is getting better here in Dublin but you can safely say we are 18 months behind what happens in places like New York. Usually some enterprising local who has been traveling spots a trend and brings it back here like bagels, burritos or pressed juice. Talking to my cousin at the weekend who has his finger on the pulse living in Williamsberg NY it turns out that the humble cheese toastie is huge there at the moment. To be more accurate it is the classic American Grilled cheese sandwich that New Yorkers are paying up to $13 a pop for. So rather than wait 18 months for it to pop up here I thought it would be cool to create a recipe that we could all start cooking here and for once us dumb paddies would be way ahead of even the likes of London! Get your pans out because this tastes fucking gorgeous!


Sounds so simple and in truth it really is. What I love is that you’d feel pretty guilty eating cheese toasties but dress it up with some kick ass bread and a bit of on trend Kale and this is a healthy enough mid week snack. The technique is essential here to get the rick amount of melt! Hopefully you’ll enjoy them and somebody might even read this and open a grilled cheese joint or start serving them in their bars!

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