favorite sandwiches — here's mine. A hot, gooey, toasted, juicy mozzarella and tomato sandwich.
This sandwich just bursts with flavor, and yet it is so simple. It reminds me vividly of the summer I spent in northern Italy, wandering through city streets and stopping in student cafés for a sandwich and a tall, cold glass of fizzy water. The water cleansed my palate and let the vibrant flavors of fresh, scarlet tomatoes explode in my mouth. The hot cheese, gooey between slices of crisp toasted bread, stretched out in long strings between bites. The taste and texture of this sandwich is one of my favorite memories from traveling — and it is still probably my favorite lunch. This sandwich is so simple it hardly needs explaining, but here, for the record, is how I make my tomato and mozzarella sandwiches. Do you ever make these? If you've never had one, now is the time; tomatoes are in high season! I used a fresh Black Krim tomato (so sweet, so juicy!) from my garden, and some very fresh mozzarella, packed in water. Tastes Like Summer: The Perfect Tomato Sandwich (Images: Faith Durand)