Summer Sandwich Time in Italy

This week’s blog was written in L’Aquila:


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While travelling this week, I had the opportunity to eat my all-time favorite sandwich: a prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato Panini. The photograph above was taken at a local no name bar owned by two brothers. L’Aquila is a town just 90 miles east of Rome in the Abruzzo region of Italy. These are the best panini you’ll ever find, and they’re well worth the trip! Simple and delicious: prosciutto, fresh creamy mozzarella, and perfectly ripe tomatoes.

Easy to make at home:  
This sandwich is prepared with freshly sliced prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and sweet vine tomatos. Before you layer the sandwich, drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar on one of the slices of bread (lightly), then layer the prosciutto (2-3 slices), two slices of mozzarella and tomato slices. If you have fresh basil, thinly slice or tear in small pieces) and add on top. Another option is a sprinkle of dry oregano.

Always remember, the secret to a perfect sandwich are fresh ingredients.

a presto,


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