I always distrust blanket generalizations, but do not hesitate to say this: Every
body loves macaroni and cheese. The odd contrarian non-fan or restricted-diet-adherent aside, it’s a nearly universal dish. Indeed, Stephanie Stiavetti and Garrett McCord, authors of the new book “Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese
(Little, Brown and Company, $30) make this point—pasta and cheese even appears in the cuisine of Tibet. Closer to home, McCord, who grew up in Mission Viejo, returns to O.C. Nov. 3 for a “Melt” signing and talk at Vin Goat, the cheese shop in Corona del Mar. Read details of that event here
, where you’ll be able to buy the book (or bring a previously purchased copy for signing), and taste dishes made from its recipes.