Mark McClusky’s Go-To DIY American Cheese

This episode of My Go-To Dish features Mark McClusky, special projects editor at Wired magazine and Wired.com. McClusky has reported on and learned about modernist cuisine from some of its most well-known pioneers. His DIY American cheese recipe uses a scientific approach to cooking. To take part in the experiment, see the recipe. And once you've made Mark's cheese, try it in a grilled cheese sandwich, like he uses it here, or stuff it into a Juicy Lucy Burger.

In My Go-To Dish, meticulously trained chefs, hardworking food-industry folks, and even, sometimes, famous actors show us their delicious, reliable, and easy meals. It's how they get dinner on the table quickly after a long day. Remember: They're just like us.