Pimento Cheese: Popular (in the South) for a Reason
Pimento cheese keeps popping up on our radar. Here's a little insight as to why (at least in the South):
On the cover of the issue are a bowl of pimento cheese and a stack of crackers. My husband, Rock, and I wanted to lick the cover, but what really caught our interest was an article on pimentos. To be perfectly honest, I don't think I ever held a fresh pimento in my hand, but I certainly have eaten my fair share of them stuffed into those huge Queen olives that I put in my martinis.
Of course, they appear in the bowls and bowls of pimento cheese Rock makes whenever the mood strikes. I also have to admit that on occasion, I buy pimento-olive loaf to stack on white bread slathered with mayonnaise and dressed with thick slices of tomatoes. It reminds me of family vacations when Mama stashed cold cuts in an ice chest so we could stop for lunch at roadside parks.