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Monday, August 04, 2014

August is National Panini Month!

Ten years or so ago, most people would have shrugged if asked, "What is a Panini?" Now, everyone knows that a panini is an Italian pressed sandwich. Sort of like a fancier version of the all-American grilled cheese sandwich. Today, there’s even a whole month devoted to the celebration of the panini!

We have the recipes if you have the time. Look for paninis and other sandwiches in:

Gand, Gale. Gale Gand’s Lunch! [3M ebook]

Legasse, Emeril. Emeril’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches. [3M ebook]

Ray, Rachael. 30-Minute Meals. [641.555 RAY]

Stellino, Nick. Nick Stellino’s Passione: Pasta, Pizza, and Panini. [641.5945 STE]

Speaking of pressed sandwiches, I’d like to recommend the film Chef, which is now out in theaters. It stars Jon Favreau as a disgruntled chef who leaves his stressful job and reluctantly takes a trip to Florida with his son. The tie-in to pressed sandwiches is when the Chef decides to take ownership of a food truck specializing in sandwiches, and drives it back home to California. It’s a fun, uplifting summer flick, which we’re sure to add to our collection when it is released on DVD!

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