Panini are wonderful, simple to make Italian sandwiches!
Panini (small bread In Italian) may be made with sliced artisan bread or a individual roll. If you ever had a grilled cheese you had a type of Panini!
My first experience with Panini sandwiches would be in America but the true experience was when I first visited Italy!
As I walked the streets of Rome I witnessed carts that sold these wonderful yet simple sandwiches which celebrated the local ingredients.
No need for lots of layers of unnecessary ingredients, they were full flavored due to the quality of the breads, cheeses and meats which were chosen!
That is what I love about Italian cooking, keeping it simple, using the best ingredients and preparing the food to bring out the natural taste.
When I returned home I just had to make a panini on my new panini grill!