Item description for Panini, Bruschetta, Crostini: Sandwiches, Italian Style by Viana La Place...
Overview 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.
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Studio: William Morrow Cookbooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.12" Width: 8.14" Height: 0.43" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Jul 30, 2002
Publisher William Morrow Cookbooks
ISBN 0060095725 ISBN13 9780060095727 UPC 099455018951
Availability 0 units.
More About Viana La Place
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.
Viana La Place currently resides in San Francisco, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Panini, Bruschetta, Crostini: Sandwiches, Italian Style?
I'd like to counteract the unfair criteria of some of the other reviews. May 31, 2008
Many reviews of this book complain that it was recommended as a companion to a purchases of a panini press or sandwich maker, and I can see why they are disappointed. this site has many strengths, but the quality of its recommendations is not one of them. These reviews are helpful in letting purchasers of sandwich makers know that this book doesn't have many of the grilled meat and cheese sandwich recipes that many people are looking for.
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.
Disappointed would be generous May 19, 2008
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.e free range chicken eggs, etc. Also, they seemed to try and hide a crosteni/bruschetta book in the garb of a panni book; very few grilled panini recipes. It is a diservice to recommend this book with a panini press.
Awesome appliance Jan 27, 2008
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. Imagine french toast done perfectly with no flipping. Reheats pizza, rolls etc perfectally - and makes awesome sandwiches. No fat necessary for use.
Simply put: I'm returning it Jan 21, 2008
This book was incredibly disappointing. Not ONE recipe in it looked worth-while. After reading the reviews of all the books, this one seemed to have the most positive response. But I wasn't impressed at all. In fact, I think I realized that the trick to a good panini is simply coming up with your own creations. You don't really need recipes to tell you how to make a good panini. Don't waste your time with this one.
Not so many cooked panini Jan 15, 2008
We got this because it was a "suggested buy" to go with our Cuisinart Griddler. We were expecting recipes for cooked panini, but very few of these are. The recipes look delicious, the photos are gorgeous, but it wasn't really a good companion for our new appliance.