'Simple Italian Snacks' on Serious Eats

Dinner Tonight: Flank Steak Panini with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions

Steak sandwiches are a lot trickier to execute than it might initially seem. Though a great steak often needs little more than a nice sear and some salt and pepper, when you stuff that steak between two slices of bread, something strange happens. The meat often ends up both bland and tough, which is puzzling. In Simple Italian Snacks, Jason Denton and Kathryn Kellinger get past this by cooking a flank steak until medium-rare, then slicing it thinly against the grain. It also helps that it's topped with an herby goat cheese and caramelized onions. This sandwich has flavor to spare. More

Cook the Book: 'Simple Italian Snacks'

Words by Michele Humes | Congratulations on surviving Thanksgiving! Of course, just when November is safely out of the way, along comes December with its back-to-back cocktail parties and family gatherings. Thankfully, it's Jason Denton and Kathryn Kellinger to the rescue with their Simple Italian Snacks. The latest book from the chef behind some of New York City's best-loved wine bars—'ino, 'inotecca, Lupa and Bar Milano—picks up where Simple Italian Sandwiches left off. Denton is still spreading the gospel that fine ingredients can speak louder than lengthy preparations, but has expanded his offerings to include party nibbles, small plates and full suppers. Each day this week, we'll be posting a party-ready recipe with an Italian accent—just add prosecco. Expect cocktail-friendly... More

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