The Best of the Best Panini Press Cookbook Review
|Title:||The Best of the Best Panini Press Cookbook:100 Surefire Recipes for Making Panini--and Many Other Things--on Your Panini Press or Other Countertop Grill|
|Published:||March 5, 2019, Harvard Common Press|
|No. of Pages:||176|
|Cover Price:||$24.99 Paperback, $14.09 Kindle|
Countertop appliances are very convenient, since they can be portable, as well as they don’t heat up the kitchen or take up burners on the stove or oven space. The Panini Press is one such appliance, and it has myriad uses other than just plain sandwiches. To learn how to get the most of your Panini press, Kathy Strahs has released an excellent cookbook, The Best of the Best Panini Press Cookbook:100 Surefire Recipes for Making Panini--and Many Other Things--on Your Panini Press or Other Countertop Grill with everything you need to know to create wonderful Panini sandwiches, as well as other yummy things.
The first few chapters of the book include the basics of good Panini making – purchasing, using, bread and fillings, etc. - and also tools needed. The subsequent chapters include recipes for every kind of Panini imaginable. There are excellent photographs of many of the sandwiches, but it would have been helpful to have a picture of every sandwich – actually, there is no excuse for not having more photographs since modern photography is inexpensive and easy. Nevertheless, that is the only drawback to this cookbook. The book is well-organized, the prose is well-written, and the recipes are easy to follow.
Besides sandwiches, there are recipes for quesadillas, grilled chicken, duck, bacon, brats, skirt steak, and fajitas. There are instructions for grilled vegetables and side dishes. Also featured are some mouthwatering desserts. While there are some traditional sandwiches, the author has outdone herself with innovative and unique combinations that many haven’t thought of yet. There are enough good recipes to keep most everyone busy for months experimenting with new meals.
If you have a Panini press, and want to take full advantage of it, this is a cookbook that you definitely need to have on your shelf. Highly recommended.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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