|Panino alla Margherita Recipe|
Who is Margherita one may ask? Ah, let me tell you her story. Margherita of Savoy, was the Queen Consort of the Kingdom of Italy. Her paternal grandmother was the Princess of Tuscany. Margherita was well loved for her encouragement of artists and writers. She founded cultural societies and institutions such as Casa di Dante. She was the beloved benefactor of charities, including the Red Cross.
In 1889, during a royal visit to Naples, the Queen was served a pizza that represented the colors of the Italian flag: Red Tomatoes, Green Basil, and White Mozzarella. Since then food that has these three as their main ingredients is named after Margherita. Thus we have Pizza alla Margherita, Panino alla Margherita, etc.
Panino alla Margherita Recipe
Ciabatta, Italian, or French Bread
Fresh, Creamy Whole-Milk Mozzarella Cheese
Roma or Garden Fresh Tomatoes
Fresh Leaves of Basil