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Shut Up and Mangia!, Issue #157 - Panzanella
July 23, 2014

"Uno non può pensare bene, amare bene, dormire bene, se non ha mangiato bene." - Virginia Wolf (One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one hasn’t eaten well.)

Delicious summer salad make with Tuscan bread and fresh vegetables. Enjoy! Mangia Italiano!


Panzanella is a delicious bread salad recipe originating in Tuscany. It’s a refreshing salad, easy to make and great to eat on a hot day. This traditional Tuscan salad is best made with a nice crusty loaf of Italian bread and the ripest tomatoes you can find.

Each time you make this dish you’ll find you’ll be adding new ingredients until you settle on the ones you like the best. There are many variations of this recipe. My favorite is always with cucumbers which give the salad a great flavor........... Read More

Eat Like An Italian

Very proud to announce my new paperback "Eat Like an Italian" will be released around mid September. This book will contain most of our old favorites plus many new recipes. Official release will be announced through our newsletterm "Shut Up and Mangia", and our Facebook page. Again thank you for your support. Without you we would not exist.

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Phillip J. Speciale

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