A Florentine sandwich takes over the Big Apple

Jan 21, 2022 167

BY: HELOISE WILSON

1989. The Berlin Wall fell. Brazil had its first election in nearly three decades. Ana Oxa sang Ti lascerò at Sanremo. And, in the center of Florence, the Mazzanti family opened a small wine bar with snacks. Unknown to them, they would leave a legacy that would travel far.

The family’s primary idea was to serve square sandwiches with fresh, seasonal fillings, to honor the traditional flatbread and focaccia’s big cousin — the schiacciata. It would be a versatile and filling pick-me-up that worked equally well as a late dinner or as a lunch on the hoof.

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SOURCE: https://italicsmag.com

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