Cari Wade Gervin Talks Pimento Cheese
Cari Wade Gervin of Metro Pulse misses pimento cheese, specifically the kind made at home by dad. Here's an ode to the orange stuff:
My father died of cancer in 1993, and except for those few fancy dinner parties, his cooking was relegated to the occasional grilling of steaks, making chili, and whipping up pimento cheese. My mom made a pimento cheese ring with jam, but my dad always made the plain pimento cheese.
I had actually forgotten about my father’s pimento cheese until recently—most of my childhood pimento cheese memories revolve around the Gooey Sandwiches we’d get Sundays after church at the Lookout Mountain Golf Club. Made of pimento cheese, tomatoes, onions, and bacon, the sandwiches were grilled until the cheese was bubbly and the bread crisp, a perfect combination of textures and flavors.