Publication Date: July 1, 2008
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Melted fontina cheese, salty pancetta, crispy grilled ciabatta bread--European sensibility meets comfort food in the panino. PANINI celebrates the original Italian sandwich with 50 recipes, including grilled, not-grilled, and open-faced creations. Home cooks will find instructions for making their own bread and building traditional panini using a variety of cheeses, cured and uncured meats, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and condiments. From Mortadella and Prosciutto di Parma Panini to Artichoke and Tuna Panini, this satisfying collection elevates the common sandwich to sophisticated lunch or dinner fare.
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.