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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Your Sunday Sermon: Panini

After having enjoyed a delicious taste treat at Zabar's called a panini it might be opportune to explain that panini is the plural for panino which technically is the diminutive form for pane, Italian for bread.
Panino means roll or "small bread" in Italian. A panino imbottito or farcito is a sandwich on a roll.

Italians simply refer to it as a panino, panini in its plural form. In Italy, at least a few years back, a sandwich pressed on a grill was referred to as toast, which is being marketed here as panini in both singular and plural.

I guess panino or toast is too difficult for English speaking Americans

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