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Panini, Bruschetta, Crostini: Sandwiches, Italian Style Paperback – July 30, 2002
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About the Author
Viana La Place is the author of numerous books on Italian cooking, including Desserts and Sweet Snacks, Rustic Italian Style, and Panini, Bruschetta, Crostini. She lives in San Francisco and spends part of each year in Italy.
Top Customer Reviews
If you are lookging for a panini press book, this book could be a starting point, just change some of the breads and press away. I wouldn't recommend it for someone who is looking for a true panini press cookbook.
That said, it's a fabulous sandwich book.
I wish, however, that so many of these reviews didn't give the book one star and lower its rating, because it's a lovely book with ideas for simple, delicious toppings and fillings for grilled bread. These are recipes that would be appropriate for a light lunch or supper, for appetizers, or for cocktail parties. Many of the recipes feature lemon, capers, olives, oregano, hot pepper flakes, and garlic, adding flavor to vegetable fillings or small amounts of fish, chicken, or cheese. The recommendations that ingredients be organic, cage-free, etc., are not nearly as frequent as some disgruntled reviewers would have you believe, and of course you are always free to use ordinary grocery store fruit, vegetables and eggs.
There are also some sweet recipes. I love the recipe for Baked Fresh Fruit Bruschetta: sliced nectarines baked on bread with a little butter and sugar, served for breakfast with caffe latte.
Fond of Goat Cheese and Roasted Pepper Panini; Swordfish and Arugula Panini;Insulata Russa and Shrimp Tramezzini; Polenta Triangles with Peppers and Gorgonzola;Toasted Bittersweet Chocolate Panino;Ice Cream Sandwich, Italian Style.
Well done with photos, instructions and pointers.
Refreshing, great additions to a menu or as a stand-alone snack or dinner.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book a few years back and still dust it off every few months to make something new from my kitchen. It is still relevant. Read morePublished 8 months ago by LRY
Great transaction, item as described, happy with purchase.Published 12 months ago by Linda Hitchcock
Nice variety of sandwiches. Unique combinations. Good companion to Nancy Silverton's sandwiich book. Well illustrated. Read morePublished on August 7, 2014 by perrymasonary
I bought this book thinking it would be filled with recipes for panini, and that they would differ from one another. Read morePublished on January 20, 2012 by Ohioan
First, a note: This book came out several years ago, before you could buy anything resembling a panini press! Read morePublished on January 17, 2009 by Gail Martin
I was so disappointed in this book because there were very few recipes that called for a panini maker. Read morePublished on January 1, 2009 by NDS
To say I was disappointed in this book would be a generous statement. The author(s) apparently wanted an elitest book geared towards the "natural is good" movement, i. Read morePublished on May 19, 2008 by James M. Selkirk
I love this product and use it several times a week. Whoever suggested getting a paninni machine with flat cooking surfaces was right. You can do so many more things. Read morePublished on January 27, 2008 by J. Gill