I took an International Foods course in college where each week we would make a big feast of foods from a different region of the world. It was the biggest face-roll course I’ve ever taken (ie, could not have been easier and more enjoyable) and many of the dishes I learned to make are still favorites to this day. That class is where I first learned to make panzanella.
Panzanella is a Tuscan salad made with roasted peppers, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, loads of basil, with a light dressing. But the bulk of the salad is grilled, day-old bread. This is unfortunate now, since many in our family are now gluten free. And gluten free bread holds up to dressings about as well as cotton candy does to water. Complete disintegration.
So to get the experience of a panzanella salad in a more allergy-friendly version, I now make it as a roasted potato salad, and it’s a huge star at every gathering all summer long. Even if you have no issues with bread, this potato salad is worth giving a try. Or, you can try out my original version that I shared years ago, before the food sensitivities kicked in.
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We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
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