Panini are Italian-style, crisply toasted sandwiches with a delicious hot filling of melting cheese, along with a variety of meat and vegetable fillings.
Panini are simple to assemble, use no more than 4–5 ingredients and can be cooked in an electric panini press or a conventional stove-top grill pan. These inventive recipes include ideas for Breakfast and Brunch Panini, such as Crispy Bacon, Spinach and Sharp Cheddar; or Panini with Meat—try Spicy Italian Sausage, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Peppers and Mozzarella; or Vegetable Panini, such as Eggplant, Red Onion, Ricotta and Sun-dried Tomato; or, try an indulgent Sweet Panini filled with Kirsch-soaked Cherries, Nectarines and Cream Cheese. Finally, use the recipes in the Condimenti chapter to make your own delicious pickles and mayonnaises to serve alongside your favorite panino.
Jennifer Joyce is an Italian-American food writer living in Richmond. She writes for New Woman, Olive, BBC Good Food and Sainsbury’s Magazine. Books for Cooks and Divertimenti shops in London host her popular cookery courses and she is the author of many other books, including Diner and Plates to Share for Ryland Peters & Small.