April 8th, 2011
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Food in the Field gives a sneak peek into what CNN's team is eating, and the food culture they encounter as they travel the globe.

CNN International sports correspondent Patrick Snell samples the classic pimento cheese sandwich at The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia - for "work purposes," you understand.

Read more on the storm-based pimento cheese shortage earlier this week and the other, bizarrely economical items on the menu at The Masters.

More from Back|Story and dispatches from The Masters

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  1. mizh

    I just checked a jar of PIMIENTOS in my cupboard — and yes the word contains TWO i's. thanks very much

    April 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm |
  2. jj

    Wow, this article is making me hungry for my two favorites, pimiento cheese sandwiches and egg salad sandwiches.

    April 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm |
  3. jp

    the dirty japs are dieing hurray

    April 11, 2011 at 8:55 am |
  4. Franco Scaramuzza

    That seems news worthy... considering the other happenings in the world.

    April 11, 2011 at 8:07 am |
    • Jerv

      Dude, you are posting on a food blog, if you want world events, go else where.

      April 11, 2011 at 8:13 am |
    • AleeD@Jerv


      April 11, 2011 at 8:20 am |
  5. Bryant

    irregardless _is_ a word.

    adverb Nonstandard
    1. Regardless

    Origin: 1910-15 IR-2 (prob after irrespective) + REGARDLESS

    April 10, 2011 at 11:46 pm |
  6. mark

    wrong. egg salad is the best

    April 10, 2011 at 11:11 pm |
  7. fukoff

    Every one on here cant spell and are stupid idiots. You all are dumb. SHUT UP

    April 10, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
    • Jerv


      April 11, 2011 at 8:16 am |
  8. Max

    As for Tiger's favorite sandwich at the Masters? Himself and two chicks.

    April 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
  9. s kel

    where them grits,where them grits?

    April 10, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
  10. Andrea M

    Eurgh, I'll skip, thanks. Don't like swiss, don't like american, especially despise mayo, and pimentos are only occasionally good. Can I get a normal sandwich please, y'know pastrami or something?

    April 10, 2011 at 6:05 pm |
  11. Mario

    Lobster in D.C. today, plus a big a$$ piece of meat. Tired of cheese

    April 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
  12. MexForLife

    Every one here is fuckin stupid. And see how easily the conversation changes from food to racism grow up white people brown and black is the new style if you ain't it then your fucked so try tanning or just stop hating. Stop drinking haterade hahahahahahahahaha

    April 10, 2011 at 11:52 am |
    • Maty

      So if you're MexForLife, can I be MexNextWeekend? Pretty please?

      April 10, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
  13. melissa


    April 9, 2011 at 11:19 pm |
  14. melissa

    I am from Augusta. I just think it is a nice thing to report about. We hear bad news everyday from around the world and those things will still be there. There is nothing wrong with light hearted reports from time to time. It doesnt change the worries of all people all over but it doesnt hurt either. Either enjoy or dont. Thats the glory. Take care all (y'all). we have enough fighting in the world and we do all still remeber the ones who fought for our rights to either like or dislike a small thing as a chz sandwich. We are lucky to have the right. Thank you and try to smile every now and then. I believe it would make the ones who served for our country proud they did the job right.

    April 9, 2011 at 11:08 pm |
  15. Glenn

    Yeah I had the pimento sandwich but it was the egg salad that left the big impression . I hope one day I get the opportunity to go back . Yeah the food is cheap but the thing that blew me away was there were no lines in the restroom . Great experience .

    April 9, 2011 at 9:58 pm |
  16. Tom

    Pimento cheese is one of the most disgusting flavor combinations I've ever had the misfortune to put in my mouth. The only thing I know of that is worse is another southern classic "liver mush".

    April 9, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
  17. Tard...

    @Josh... you do realize that you are in the FOOD section of the interweb... yes? You going to start screaming at the kids for watching cartoons on Cartoon Network next?

    April 9, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
  18. Josh

    -Nuclear radiation and tsunamis ravaging Japan
    -United States Government on the verge of collapse
    -Wars going on all over the world
    -CNN reports on sandwiches

    I really hate America sometimes.

    April 9, 2011 at 7:15 pm |
    • Goober Grape

      Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight. And not only is THIS the only posting on CNN, it's the only one you felt like you could read AND understand.


      April 10, 2011 at 7:11 am |
  19. Y'all

    Do they have peach cobbler on the venue menu? Go Ross! Go Ross! Go Ross!

    April 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
  20. SargeH

    Every neophyte reporter at the Masters thinks he/she has discovered something new and writes about "the sandwich." It might have been interesting the first five times around.

    April 9, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
  21. Goober Grape@Dr. Gripe-en

    What is it about these ranters and their over-reactions? Just because a fatty, sugary, meaty or alcoholic food item is featured in a post doesn't mean that Eatocracy is encouraging overindulgence.

    Nobody said that pimeno cheese should be eaten 'til your heart explodes. Get over yourself.

    April 9, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
  22. Dr. Crippen

    I'll bet that "thing" tastes about as good as it looks. Ah, American pride – a processed Pimento shitwich. Mmm, Mmm! I'm sure all you wide loads are drooling over this gastronomic abomination. Be sure to wash it down with a bucket of corn syrup while you're at it.

    April 9, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • DAT67

      Troll much?

      April 9, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
  23. Jay In Florida

    What??? No KFC buckets, grape soda and watermelon at the masters??? Preposterous!!!

    April 9, 2011 at 3:58 am |
  24. Panties

    I am still fighting the War of Northern Aggression.

    April 9, 2011 at 2:48 am |
    • slupdawg

      Yeah? Well, good luck with that........

      April 9, 2011 at 3:20 am |
  25. mte

    The South lost? Right...just like Japan "lost" and Germany "lost." No need to choose between the pimento cheese and egg salad...have one on the 1st nine and one on the 2nd, along with some sweet tea. It's a long day out there.

    April 9, 2011 at 2:08 am |
  26. apple

    the south lost

    April 9, 2011 at 12:22 am |
  27. Cheese Pance

    Pimento cheese is great, but one must remember that it is a cheese and cheese tends to block. Don't end up stuck on the toilet, take it easy on the cheese!

    April 8, 2011 at 11:53 pm |
  28. Kat

    I spent 2 years in Missouri and tried that Pimiento Cheese - threw it out before I barfed. Disgusting stuff.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:35 pm |
  29. MaryannWV

    I grew up eating pimento cheese.... Pimento cheese spread is even better, especially on toast!

    April 8, 2011 at 11:34 pm |
    • Sinister Sister

      I threw up eating pimento cheese.... Pimento cheese spread is too gross on toast!

      April 11, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
  30. Dr. Crippen

    What absolute fuckingcrap! No goddamn wonder 1 in 3 Americans is a disgusting tub 'o lard.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:19 pm |
    • MaryannWV

      Kiss your mother with that mouth??

      April 8, 2011 at 11:35 pm |
    • Lone

      A doctorate in stupid is it then?

      April 9, 2011 at 2:06 am |
    • northern guest

      So one out of three americans exists solely in fatty pimento cheese....how arrogantly and disgustingly judgemental and self righteous of you to make that connection. But I have to say, with your uncanny ability to find the root cause of problems like that, why are you wasting your time here, instead of going out to save the world?

      April 9, 2011 at 4:42 am |
  31. Matthew H.

    im from augusta i get pamento cheese every day xD

    April 8, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
  32. Matthew H.

    geez! northerners! -.-

    April 8, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
  33. JB

    I was at Augusta in 2004 and the pimiento cheese on white bread is one of the best things I've ever eaten, and I'm not sure it cost me more than $1. Lady A, if I'm ever lucky enough to go back, I will definitely try the egg salad, but on my one trip there, I just HAD to do the cheese sammich. The pink lemonade is a wonderful concoction as well. I have yet to sample a better pimiento cheese.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:14 pm |
  34. g-dub

    ya baby....corn fritters....hush puppies,...fried catfish.......schlitz beeeer...mmmm-mmm-good!

    April 8, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
    • Janet

      That sounds good, but it should be with Shiner beer.

      April 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  35. Erlinda

    American and Swiss cheese? Sounds like an abomination. Pimiento cheese is made with SHARP cheddar cheese..and mayonnaise...and Worcesteshire sauce, and pimientos. Believe me. On Sundays, one may crumble bacon.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
    • designohmatic

      "on Sundays, one may crumble bacon!" – you made the Charlestonian living in Portland Or, miss home even more! that was awesome!

      April 8, 2011 at 11:52 pm |
    • kasey

      It's pimento, moron.

      April 10, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
  36. Lady A

    The egg salad sandwich at the Masters beats the Pimento hands-down!! Egg salad and a Masters-cupful of beer = springtime in Augusta! Love it!

    April 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
    • Mark

      I do agree with your sentiments exactly although they're both very good. The best part is the price because they don't jack it up like they do what most big events.

      April 10, 2011 at 11:13 pm |
  37. OhthatChar


    April 8, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
    • Yazhol

      No, it's Pimento

      April 8, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
      • frank

        pimiento you ignorant

        April 9, 2011 at 8:19 pm |
      • kasey

        Hey, Frank. You're the ignorant. It's pimento. Moron.


        April 10, 2011 at 7:01 pm |
    • Kat Kinsman

      It's both pimento and pimiento.

      April 9, 2011 at 1:43 am |
      • Yazhol

        Not in English it's not.

        April 9, 2011 at 10:54 am |
      • Goober Grape@Azzhol

        Myopic much?

        Since when is the English language ever only English? If you took all of the not-English words out of the English language, you wouldn't be able to put much in the way of sentences together.

        Oh wait, I see you've already done that. KUTGW.

        April 9, 2011 at 11:23 am |
      • Joseph

        Does it come with a Potatoe?

        April 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
      • Yazhol

        Hey Goober, last I saw this was cnn.com not cnn.com/espanol. If you want the Spanish words go to the Spanish site. Here on the English site we like to use English.

        April 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
      • tv

        Let's call the whole thing off.

        April 9, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
      • Goober Grape@Azzhol


        [Right over the cabesa]

        April 10, 2011 at 7:13 am |
      • kasey

        As a southerner, it is PIMENTO! If you want pimiento, go to some other country.

        April 10, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
      • Gofannon

        I'm a southerner, and I say you don't get to decide for the rest of us. Mmmmmm......this is some mighty fine pimiento! (my new fav word)

        April 11, 2011 at 8:37 am |
  38. Jerome Howard

    Is it called "Southern Masters" because there's no black folks anywhere? Tiger only counts for 1/2.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
    • MikefromWV

      I find your comment insulting at best. Racist at least. And in spite of your evident racism, Tiger Woods still remains one of the greatest golfers of all time, irregardless of the color of his skin.

      April 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
      • pfft

        Irregardless isn't a word.

        April 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
      • Frida

        Good grief!! Instead of whining about "racism", do something worthwhile for someone less fortunate than yourself!

        April 9, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
      • Bill TN

        Woods aside, who really cares about a sammich? Tiger WHOOOOOO??? Irrelevant horse poo, he is. Sooner lost, the better, as an historical artifact. BTW, pimietocheezesammy is a creart culinary treat. Luv 'em!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        April 9, 2011 at 9:27 pm |
      • Use A Spellchecker

        There is no such word as "irregardless" in the English language!!

        April 10, 2011 at 3:25 am |
    • John Peteres

      No black people......HA HA....guess you've never been to Thugusta, GA

      April 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  39. Ken

    First! Pimento cheese rocks! So does cracklin bread.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
    • inaspin

      Casey Anthony Likes Pimento Cheese

      April 9, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
    • Bill TN

      PCS!!!!!! The great Socialist treat!!!!! No joke. We all might as well get used to it. Better than the capitalist crap-fest being served these days in Wisconsin, Ohio or Indiana. I say, "Gimmeee Cheeeeeeeze".

      Tom, PC may disgust you, but how about the disgusting budgetary foolishness passing for civil rule these days???

      April 9, 2011 at 9:36 pm |
    • Aaron

      Why do you have to insert something as nasty into politics when the topic is about one of the finest foods around....pimento cheese?

      April 9, 2011 at 11:31 pm |
    • oliver

      Get Paid To Drink

      April 10, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
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