The Mac + Cheese Cookbook: 50 Simple Recipes from Homeroom, Americas Favorite Mac and Cheese Restaurant by Erin WadeA fun and playful cookbook featuring retro, decadent, and kid-friendly mac-and-cheese recipes from the popular Oakland restaurant Homeroom.
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Macaroni and cheese is one of America’s favorite comfort foods, beloved by kids and adults alike. But there’s no need to rely on prefab mixes—all you need is a handful of kitchen staples, some tasty cheese, and a little insider advice courtesy of Homeroom restaurant. This perennially popular Oakland, California, eatery—with its entire menu devoted to mac and cheese—now shares its secrets for the best-ever mac recipes.
These inventive dishes offer something for everyone: nostalgic homestyle recipes like Tuna Mac, international varieties like Sriracha Mac, decadent delights like Truffle Mac, and even the logic-defying Vegan Mac. You’ll also find recipes for quick veggie sides like Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and old-school desserts like frozen Peanut Butter Pie. With a basics section on perfecting mac sauce, choosing the best noodles, and customizing add-ins and toppings, plus an emphasis on quality ingredients and simple techniques, this fun, playful cookbook shows cheese-loving readers how to take this comfort-food staple to creative
Homeroom Mac + Cheese
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While I will continue to test new and exciting healthy mac and cheese recipes on a regular basis, I do also need to balance healthy with ooey-gooey-sinful. I used to travel to Oakland on a yearly basis and if Homeroom had been in existence when I was down there, I would have lived there. I ran calculations on their menu and realized that I could have camped out for at least two full weeks without eating the same mac and cheese twice. That is my kind of place. Oh how I wish we still ventured down to Oakland on a regular basis. First, prepare the pasta I used Barilla Plus elbow macaroni according to package directions. Drain, then set aside.
The dining area at Homeroom in Oakland, Calif. Homeroom's offerings rotate so during the second anniversary celebrations a few years ago, guests voted for their favorite dish. By the time the votes had been counted, three clear faves had emerged including a peppery Cacio e Pepe and the restaurant's famous Gilroy Garlic Mac. Asking Allison Arevalo and Erin Wade that question is a bit like asking someone why they like air or water. Arevalo and Wade had planned to call their new restaurant Little Mac. The spectacle of Big Mac going after Little Mac drew attention on a national scale. Soon word of the Goliath vs.
Yummy, but got glutened. The staff ensure that the kitchen is very careful about gluten allergies, but an hour later my stomach is destroyed. I have had better luck with homeroom to-go. Homeroom to-go seems to have less cross contamination. No issues since I let them know I was celiac in my Postmates order and asked to avoid cross contamination. They said they use the same pot for their gluten free pasta as their regular pasta, but they just cook the gluten free pasta first at the beginning of the day.
For many people, mac and cheese equals comfort. As an adult, eating the dish is an easy way to go back to a simpler, cheesier time. There are countless versions, some gussied up with stinky cheeses, others hewing to tradition with the classic bright orange cheddar. Here are five of our favorite versions in Berkeley and Oakland. Did we miss yours favorite Let us know in the comments.
Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week. I understand that I will receive the Chowhound Newsletter. I am aware I can opt out at any time. Owners Erin Wade and Allison Arevalo serve the dish in a multitude of creative combos, but this is their classic version, made with sharp cheddar. What to buy: Panko is coarse Japanese-style breadcrumbs. A good all-purpose saucepan is a must in any kitchen, and if it has a nice tight-fitting lid that you can see through and that has a handle , all the better. One of our favorite indulgences calls for a wine with great acidity and balance to stand up to the richness of the cheeses, and we love the Mayro-Murdick Pinot Noir for a perfect Fall pairing.