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Grace in the Kitchen

An American Classic, Italian-style

© Christina Holmes

This is a stellar combination of juicy roast beef with bitter broccoli
rabe and melty provolone cheese. © Christina Holmes

Food & Wine's senior recipe developer, Grace Parisi, is a Test Kitchen superstar. In this series, she shares some of her favorite recipes to make right now.

Never have nine ingredients come together to make my mouth water as much as the ones in this crazy-good, Italian grilled-cheese sandwich. Olive oil-sautéed bitter broccoli rabe, anchovies, garlic, crushed red pepper, roast beef, sweet-spicy Peppadew peppers, provolone and crusty bread are all pressed together to make a gooey, crunchy mess. For me, it honestly doesn’t get better. If I’m rushed, I don’t even blanch the broccoli rabe before sautéing it. All good, since I love bitter flavors. I can feel my salivary glands getting a bit active! SEE RECIPE »

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