"Here's another cookbook I'm very, very, very, very excited about. Kathy Strahs has tackled the subject of panini in the most delicious way. I couldn't believe the incredibly delectable panini variations she came up with - and I couldn't believe how ravenous I was when I finished flipping through the pages." - Ree Drummond, award-winning creator of The Pioneer Woman website, and bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks.Read more...
"Here's another cookbook I'm very, very, very, very excited about. Kathy Strahs has tackled the subject of panini in the most delicious way. I couldn't believe the incredibly delectable panini variations she came up with - and I couldn't believe how ravenous I was when I finished flipping through the pages." - Ree Drummond, award-winning creator of The Pioneer Woman website, and bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks.
Kathy Strahs's THE ULTIMATE PANINI PRESS COOKBOOK is the first and last word on making the most of a home panini press or counter-top grill. In over 200 recipes and with 100 color photographs, Kathy shows readers how to use this versatile kitchen appliance to make more than just sandwiches and panini (although there is ample recipe inspiration for both), but also dozens of main-course, easy-to-prepare meals that are great for busy home cooks and families. Kathy includes classics like Croque Monsieur and Reuben panini as well as imaginative creations like a Grilled Asparagus and Prosciutto panini and Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas. There are smaller appetizer panini as well, and a host of breakfast and brunch sandwiches. Beyond the panini, Kathy shows off the creativity of the panini press to make such things as chicken satay, jerk pork tenderloin, and even grilled fish tacos. An inventive chapter on desserts includes an amazing way to make homemade ice-cream cones in a panini machine, along with creative after-dinner options such as Grilled Pears with Honey-Whipped Greek Yogurt and Toasted Almonds.
Home cooks looking to get more from their panini press will find inspiration on every page, and with Kathy's clear recipe instructions, and ample tips and advice included throughout the book, THE ULTIMATE PANINI PRESS COOKBOOK is an essential kitchen companion for making the most of the panini press.
- ISBN-13: 9781558327924
- ISBN-10: 1558327924
- Publisher: Harvard Common Press
- Publish Date: September 2013
- Page Count: 342
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.2 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-11-18
- Reviewer: Staff
Kathy Strahs left the marketing world in 2008 to pursue cooking, resulting in paninihappy.com, among other endeavors. Here, she offers over 200 panini-related recipes to create the definitive source on the subject. Opening with sage advice on the various types of panini presses and prep recommendations (shredded or hand-sliced cheese will give you the best results), Strahs promptly rolls up her sleeves and fires up her panini press. The recipes are organized by primary ingredient with chapters on poultry, beef and lamb, vegetables and, yes, there's even an entire chapter dedicated to variations of grilled cheese. Strahs does a terrific job of keeping things simple. Rather than overloading the equation with multiple ingredients, she lets the sandwich speak for itself. Readers also learn how to get more mileage out of their panini presses by using them as grills for a spatchcocked game hen, a rib-eye steak, and even DIY ice cream cones. The majority of her recipes are spot-on and fans of grilled sandwiches might have just found their new Bible. (Sept.)