Macaroni Cheese – or Mac ‘n’ Cheese as it’s now known – seems to be everywhere these days. Mac ‘n’ Cheese restaurants, Mac ‘n’ Cheese vans, Mac ‘n’ Cheese pop-up stalls…you can’t move for slipping on some of the gloopy stuff.
As you may have gathered, I don’t get it. For me, it’s nursery food. Bland, boring and not requiring teeth (yes, yes, I can hear an army of Mac fans rising up against me in ire). I like pasta and I like cheese but Macaroni Cheese, well, it’s lacking something (e.g. onions, tomatoes, herbs, chorizo…you get the picture). So when my usually discerning friend Nat came back from a holiday in Barbados raving about the local macaroni cheese dish, I had to investigate further.