Not that long ago Psychgrad and "R" were having visitors for a few days. I was asked what an appropriate gift would be for them. Who knows?? But ... rather than ask them which is probably what I should have done in the first place, I said "get them a panini press, I'm sure they'd love it". This was not a "my bad" situation but rather one of those moments that I probably should have thought about whether or not they had the space to store another appliance. What I thought about was how simple and yummy it would be to create new flavours rather easily and open up a new sandwich world.
Well, I wasn't wrong! "R" seems to have taken to panini making rather passionately and tells me that he's already made Prosciutto and Pesto , Pear and Brie , Toasted Whole Grain Apple and Cheddar , and Roast Chicken and Spinach
To me, the beauty is really in the flavour - choosing great combinations, putting them on wonderful bread and letting the magic create. Ultimately, don't they all pretty much look alike? I can't usually tell an Italian panini from a Cuban sandwich in appearance, but taste, well, that's a whole other story.
"R"'s Roast Chicken and Spinach Panini looks absolutely "to die for". I'm really not sorry I suggested this gift since I am planning a trip in the not to distant future and would be more than happy to have "R" demo several different sandwiches for my eating pleasure.
I want this right now!!!