RECIPE: Wolfgang Puck’s Fig Jam Grilled Cheese

04/21/2016 at 11:55 AM ET

Wolfgang Puck’s Fig Jam Grilled Cheese
8 slices white or sourdough bread
¼ cup fig jam
¼ cup honey
6 oz. white cheddar cheese, sliced
6 oz. mozzarella cheese, sliced
¼ cup melted butter
Pinch of sea salt

1. Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Spread fig jam on 4 slices of bread, and spread honey on the other 4 slices. Layer with cheddar and mozzarella; sandwich the slices together.

2. Brush the bread with butter. Place the sandwiches, butter-side- down, in the hot pan. Brush the other sides with butter. Cook until golden brown and the cheeses have melted, 5 to 7 minutes per side.

3. Transfer sandwiches to a cutting board; let them rest for 1 minute. Cut into quarters and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt. Serve hot.

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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