With all due respect to a certain Bitester who starts her macaroni-and-cheese recipe by whipping up an easy béchamel sauce, I must point you to a post at sardonic blog The Awl titled Fundamentalist Macaroni and Cheese.
The title refers not to the kind of cheesy pasta that fundamentalists eat, but to the only righteous recipe for mac-and-cheese, with all others being an abomination.
Blogger Tom Scocca begins, "This is the recipe for macaroni and cheese. It is the only recipe there is for macaroni and cheese. Here is what goes into it:
It does also include butter and milk. Think of them as more cheese."
What do you think? Is Scocca right, or does the one true mac-and-cheese come in a blue box? Or does it require semi-stale breadcrumbs to sprinkle on top? Or is it spiked with green chilies a la Park Cafe? Let us know.