94 of 98 people found the following review helpful
on August 28, 2008
I've purchased quite a few cook books for my panini press, but nothing is as user friendly as this one. Not only are the recipes very good but the ingredients are items that can be found in your own kitchen. I did not have to go out to buy anything special. My husband(who is somewhat picky) and son have devoured all the sandwiches I have made so far. Thank you, Tiffany Collins!
101 of 108 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2008
O.K. I love cookbooks. I also love sandwiches. So what's not to love here. In my opinion, the term "Panini" is a bit overused these days, but marketing is marketing. The recipies in this book are intelligent, classy, fun and of course, delicious. My wife and I have tried 3 to date and are well on our way to try, not all, but many more. The layout, the "tips" and the headers for the sandwiches allows you access to the amount of thought that went into this book. I typically love cookbooks with many, many pictures. This book, however, doesn't need that many. The sandwichs' name is a picture in itself. Don't get me wrong, the pictures the book does have are beautiful. So, yes, I love this book. And by the way, who needs to go out and buy a panini grill when the ol' George Foreman works just great.
57 of 62 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2008
A fantastic cookbook if you're always looking for new ideas that are easy to make and delicious to eat! Great ideas that get you out of the normal cooking rut, and paninis that make you look like a pro! got rave reviews from my family.
Well organized, great photos and additional recipes for condiments and spreads that I didn't expect. A nice suprise! I just ordered more as gifts for my friends. My kudos to the author.
34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2008
I am a single father who cares about receiving good reviews from my kids, when feeding them. The '200 Best Panini Recipes' book has been a Godsend for me. The variety of recipes including Breakfast Paninis, Desserts, Chicken, Beef, and Panini Just for Kids, seperated by chapters, makes it easy for me to select and utilize the right recipes for my children. The author's tips and descriptions makes it easy for this amateur cook to receive good reviews from my children!
40 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2008
I bought several copies of this cookbook to give as Christmas presents to friends and family. My sister sticks to a strict vegetarian diet, and I read through the vegetarian section to see what was offered specifically for her. I was amazed! The vegetarian recipes are abundant and every one sounds delicious! Each recipe is written almost like a little story and before I knew it, I was well into the book and reading it like a novel. I didn't think anyone could come up with 200 panini recipes -- Tiffany Collins not only came up with a splendid variety of ingredients to put together in a panini, but she also included hundreds of great tips. With the selections she's provided, I could be eating a panini every day for months and the variety would make it seem like I was eating a different gourmet meal each time. What a great way for busy families to prepare and serve quick and easy nutritious meals!
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on May 11, 2009
Excellent, simple recipes and ideas for making great paninis. Suggestions for use of leftovers are also very helpful. The recipes for sauces at the end of the book are fantastic and useful for dishes other than paninis. Much prefer this book over "Simple Italian Sandwiches" which I also purchased.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on September 11, 2010
This book had some good recipe suggestions. A lot of the recipes have a pretty standard ingredients that one might already have on hand.
However, to say that there are 200 recipes is a bit of a stretch. It seemed like a lot of the recipes were variations on each other (i.e. dijon turkey, honey dijon turkey)rather than truly different recipes. I would rather have had the book be more upfront and be 50 recipes with suggested variations, but I guess that just doesn't seem as catchy.
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on July 8, 2008
I just picked up a copy of this book and I have already made a handful of these recipes. They are SUPER easy, and a lot of the ingredients are items that most people probably have on hand. My favorite so far is the grilled chicken, roasted peppers, spinach and jack cheese. Another thing I really like about this book is that you can either use store-bought dressings or you have the option to make your own from the recipes included at the back of the book. If you don't already have a panini grill, she includes helpful tips on picking one out.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on March 3, 2009
The recipes are good. There are a variety of types of Panini sandwiches to explore. The only critical thing I can mention about this book are: 1) There are not enough hints and tips to making this type of cooking more successful. For example, the best way to brown bread and the differences in using Olive Oil verses Cooking Oil versus Butter. I am sure other novice Panini makers like myself would appreciate the best of what to do and what not to do hints from someone that has a lot more experience in this type of cooking. 2) It would be nice if there were more photos within the pages. 3) It is somewhat expensive for a paperback book. At least the pages could of been laminated to reduce food and oil splattering.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on April 6, 2009
When I lived in Italy, I practically lived on crisp, yummy panini sandwiches, and have been making them here for years. Most cooks have their own ideas about what makes a great panini, but we often rely on the same old ingredients. Tiffany Collins brings fresh, inspiring ideas to this simply satisfying treat, and with so many great ideas to choose from, you can eat a different panini every week for years and never have the same meal twice! Move over pasta, move over pizza: Tiffany's well-built panini book is the solution for tasty meals that are quick, easy, and oh so satisfying. It's a great resource, too, for combining ingredients that "work" well together, whether they're in a panini or not.