A grilled cheese sandwich is, for some, the perfect Sunday night dinner.  The simplicity of it is appealing, and, for Chef Miriam Streiman, it’s a great way to show off two of her favourite ingredients: cheese and bread.  For this episode of Sunday Night Dinner, she used a variety (ok, 6!) of Monforte Dairy cheeses; her husband, Neil’s, homemade bread; and lots of butter.  The key to the crispiness is to press the sandwich with a heavy lid as it cooks, and the key to making it even more delicious?  Listen to find out!  Comfort food made by one of the most generous chefs around.  Listen to some of her memories of Italy, and what Sunday nights mean to her.  From running Mad Maple Inn on a 100-acre farm in Creemore, Ontario, to her new home in downtown Toronto, Miriam embodies hospitality.




Listen to Jesse Brown, writer, journalist, founder of CANADALANDthe incredibly popular news site and podcast network that focuses on media criticism and media reporting.  He’s making Spaghetti Carbonara.  Known by some as the guy who broke the Jian Ghomeshi story, and by others (including himself) as “unapologetically sensational”, Jesse makes podcasts that always wrestle with the important stories of the moment. 

At the end of the day, after marching on Loblaws, Jesse goes home and will sometimes make this easy, comforting, classic dish.  Cook along with him as he talks about pissing off CBC executives, arguing at the dinner table, and Dr. Snuggles.