Synopses & Reviews
Best-selling author Viana La Place explores three variations on the theme of bread in this collection of 75 recipes: panini, Italian-style sandwiches; bruschetta, rustic open-faced sandwich with toppings; and crostini, sophisticated versions of bruschetta. Paninis are great for every meal, plus make simple but sophisticated fare for any casual entertaining occasion. Recipes follow Italian simplicity and freshness by pairing just a few major ingredients in each sandwich such as mozzarella and prosciutto and summer tomatoes with herbs. Even chocoholics will rejoice in a bittersweet chocolate panino. Complete with four-color photography throughout, Panini Bruschetta Crostini is an essential cookbook for everyone who loves Italian food.
"[A] fun, appealing, and mouth-watering collection of sandwiches and both simple and elegant bruschetta and crostini, the Italian open-faced toasts and canapes." Library Journal
"Inventive, imaginative, and, yes, charming." Booklist
More than seventy-five easy-to-follow recipes for Italian-style sandwiches including panini, bruschetta, and crostini emphasize the use of fresh ingredients to maximize flavor, in a tasty illustrated cookbook. Reprint.
Move over pasta and pizza, here come panini, bruschetta, and crostini! The world of sandwiches, Italian style. These heavenly bread-based creations include recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, antipasti, party foods, and delicious desserts and indulgences for any time of the day.
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.