Make It at Home: Diana Yen's Ultimate Grilled Cheese

To say that Diana Yen knows her way around the kitchen is an understatement. As the founder of The Jewels of New York, she has assembled a highly talented collective of chefs who can do more than just cook, from styling and shooting food to catering and consulting on recipes for the likes of Martha Stewart and Kinfolk. And now Lonny. Ahead of the May 20th release of Yen's new cookbook, A Simple Feast, we'll be posting original recipes by The Jewels of New York each week, right here on So even if you're not a domestic diva, you can entertain like the best of them—starting with a grilled cheese that's way better than the one you remember from your childhood. You're welcome.

Diana Yen's Ultimate Grilled Cheese |
(Photos © The Jewels of New York)
Grilled Cheese with Tallegio, Radicchio, and Apple
Makes 1 sandwich

Waxing nostalgic? This is the perfect comfort food to pair with an afternoon of journaling. So get cozy, creative, and inspired—this grilled delight will stave off the hunger.

-- 2 slices walnut bread
-- 2 slices tallegio cheese
-- 3 thin slices Fuji apple
-- 2 radicchio leaves
-- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

Form sandwich by layering the cheese, apple, and radicchio between bread. Spread half the mayonnaise on top of sandwich. In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook sandwich, mayonnaise side down, for about 5 minutes; meanwhile, spread the remaining mayonnaise on top of the bread. When cheese begins to melt and bread is golden brown, flip the sandwich. Cook another 5 minutes and serve.
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