I love Panini sandwiches! So when I saw this new book, The Best of the Best Panini Press Cookbook by Kathy Strahs, I knew that I had to take a close look at it. I was blown away! You notice that the title isn't the Panini sandwich cookbook, but the Panini press cookbook and that's because you will be amazed at how many things you can make with this special appliance. I will always treasure my sandwiches, but now I am on to so many more things, and it is so exciting.
Of course I flipped right to my favorite section and checked if there were any new combinations that I could try out. I felt like all 100 recipes were brand new to me. My goal is now to work my way through this cookbook as soon as possible. I started with Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Panini. If you love herbs like I do, and melted cheese makes your heart sing, give this sandwich a try, you won't be disappointed. Then I moved on to Pork Tenderloin, Apple Butter and Provolone Panini. Making apple butter in the fall is a favorite for me, so finding a new way to work this into a Panini...heaven!
More than Sandwiches
The sandwiches suggest using just about every type of bread out there, but what about going beyond the traditional bread. I love a good fish taco, and this cookbook contains a recipe for Grilled Fish Tacos with the added recipe for Chipotle Sour Cream. I see a lot more fish coming up in my meal plans!
I don't know why I didn't think of this before, but thanks to The Best of the Best Panini Press Cookbook I have now mastered a new type of indoor grilling. Grilled Peach Salad with Toasted Pecans, Blue Cheese, and Honey Balsamic Syrup. Your Panini press can make INCREDIBLE grilled fruit and when you make this whole salad, you will be amazed at the flavors.
Breakfast all day long
Finally, I have to mention the recipe for Strawberry, Banana and Nutella Panini. The name says it all, so I'm just going to let you know that it is perfectly fine to eat breakfast at any hour of the day!
I don't think that a 5 star rating is high enough for this book, but that's what I am proudly giving in this review. I hope that you enjoy this cookbook as much as I do.
Disclosure: Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group - Harvard Common Press for providing me with a complimentary copy of this e-book for review purposes. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.