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Panini Hardcover – July 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; F First Edition edition (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580088953
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580088954
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.6 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,021,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

CARLO MIDDIONE is a restaurateur, cooking instructor, and authority on authentic Italian cooking, specifically the cuisines of Sicily and southern Italy. He is the author of two other books, including the IACP and James Beard award-winning The Food of Southern Italy. His pasta restaurant and shop, Vivande Porta Via, has been a San Francisco institution for more than 25 years.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James H Harding on June 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The previous reviewer obviously didn't read the description portion about this book. It is the perfect size for it's subject matter. Regardless, I have two of Carlo Middione's books, and consider them to be encyclopedias of Italian cooking. While this book may not be as regal as Mr. Middione's previous efforts, this book does offer the pedestrian panini the chance to shine in the resurgence of street food in American cuisine. Mr. Middione always offers great insight in to the historical and sociological significance of the foods of Italy, and that is certainly not lost here. A great book, full of simple to create,yet delicious combinations you will return to.
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Panini is the plural of panino which means sandwich in Italian. I became a fan of Panini years ago during a visit to Italy when the tour bus stopped every day at an AutoGrille and we had our choice of quick, fresh Panini. Shortly after I returned home I bought a Panini grille and have been perfecting my recipes ever since. Almost any sandwich, particularly if it includes cheese, is improved by squashing it the in the Panini grille for a couple of minutes.

This small slim volume starts with some background information on the panino, meats and cheeses, as well as equipment choices. The first section, Basic Recipes, includes recipes for home made Ciabatta bread and regular bread dough, as well as recipes for salads, basic vinaigrette and pesto. The next section, Authentic Roadside Panini, includes the traditional recipes of mortadella & prosciutoo di parma, open ricotta cheese Panini, and goat cheese & soppressata salami Panini. The next section, Modern Panini, include other variations such as steak Panini, Capri-style mozzarella Panini, artichoke & tuna Panini, chicken breast and sun-dried tomato Panini, shrimp and pesto Panini, scrambled eggs and tomato Panini and many others. The final section, sweet Panini, includes recipes you might use for a snack or dessert.

Although the book does not include pictures for every recipe, the images that are included are colorful and very appealing. Each recipe is laid out clearly with a short intro, a column of ingredients and a column of simple to follow instructions. A comprehensive index will allow you to find recipes for specific ingredients. Panini is good, simple food; thus, the instructions are not overly complex and definitely approachable by even a neophyte in the kitchen.
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Format: Hardcover
Carlo Middione is a Master of both the art and science of Italian Cooking. His book "Panini" is one more example of the regional folk art and philosophy that has created such a rich culinary heritage. From his pasta to his sandwiches he has elevated traditional Italian "folk food" to an entirely to level, and I applaud him for creating yet another masterful volume. Carlo can express in a very few pages, the richness of his recipes and his understanding of fusing flavors and textures in ways that have never been thought of. My panini press now has a smile on its face that I will never get off. Bravo, Carlo for yet another elegantly simple work of art.
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia J. Shrock on March 18, 2011
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Description on this recipe book is very misleading. They mislead you by listing it as a hardback and it is, it's just a small 5" x 5" SMALL little booklet. In addition there are very few pictures, which may sound stupid but that makes in my opinion a very good cookbook. Very disappointed, and I was so excited to get it.
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