Italian Simplicity

Monday, March 5, 2012

Some of the best chefs say that simple, fresh ingredients are the way to go and that at times there is no need for fussing about with tons of different flavours. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

Some of my favourite meals are ridiculously easy to make like this mouth-watering mozzarella and tomato sandwich! Paola whipped up this scrumptious bite the other day as it reminded her of her time in Florence, Italy. I love that and from now on each time I eat this sandwich I'll be day-dreaming about Italy in the summer or those long mornings Balazs and I shared in Venice.

So, what do you need for the perfect mix? A fresh baguette or a piece of focaccia, homemade pesto (or store bought - my favourite), juicy tomatoes and mozzarella. Voilá!

Lovelies, do you also associate certain dishes with the places you visited? If so, what are they? What’s your take on mozzarella and tomato sandwich? xo

(Photos by Love + Cupcakes)

25 comments:

TheChambrayCountess said...

Oh, wow, that looks delicious! I love anything involving the word "caprese" so I might be biased :) I definitely think of the place I first experienced a dish when I make a recipe at home and think of my grandma or mom when I make one of their dishes. It makes the food even more enjoyable!

Patricia Villamil said...

Oh yeah mine too. This is my go to sandwich. The key is a good piece of baguette and definitely fresh mozzarella! Yum!

Diana Mieczan said...

TheChambrayCountess, so true! Each time I make the Polish pierogi, I ALWAYS think about my grandma:) Thanks so for the sweet reminder.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I can't explain how much I want this sandwich right now. I have so been craving my fav' caprese lately.
Roast potato with popovers and gravy remind me of my aunt Betty's kitchen in England and the many delicious meals I ate there :)

Sara Szatmary said...

oh my gosh that looks amazing. I love pesto so much and this sandwich makes me think of a summer picnic!

Vintage Market Place said...

oh my that looks so refreshing and tasty!!!
I would whip that up in a heartbeat for a spring lunch :)
Amy

Nuha said...

oh my goodness, this looks so yummy! i definitely associate food with memories. but even more than that, a specific scent can take me back to a memory in an instant.

Alexa said...

God, one of my favorite sandwiches! Looks yummy!

dotblogg said...

yummy!:)
hugs<3
Rita

HiLLjO said...

I was reading frantically saying "OMG OMG OMG Pesto!!!" This looks SOOOO good!

Ana Degenaar said...

This looks like my recent sammy obsession. SO yum!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Agreed! Sometimes all I need is a cheese and a veggie!!! And I'm set. So good!

Jessi said...

I wish that was my lunch today!

Josie said...

Viva l'Italia!!!!

Ry Pepper - Arts and Dafts said...

Please remind me to wear a bib before I stop by your blog again. *drool*

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh boy! Roast potato with popovers and gravy sound so delicious, Jeanette!

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh yes, Sara! Summer picnic, indeed! And Nuha, that is so interesting. I can totally relate:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Hahah..Ry, your comment made my laugh out loud! Brilliant:)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

That is my go-to sandwich! If caprese is on the menu I order it! yum!!

Helene og Henriette said...

Mmmmm! I'm so having this one day soon! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Hope you have a nice evening :)
- Helene

Jessica said...

Yummy wow that mozzarella looks fresh.

paola@love+cupcakes said...

Thank you sooooo much for featuring my favorite sandwich on your blog, Diana! And what a wonderful blog it is! I'm so glad I found you!

xoxo,
paola
love+cupcakes blog

LyddieGal said...

this is indeed, the most perfect sandwich.
Chic on the Cheap

Diana Mieczan said...

My pleasure, Paola:)

kim said...

Put that on a panini press and YUM!!!

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