In any case, let's return to the wonder that is panzanella. Italian or not, I adore this dish. I've already told Mandi at least twice now that this recipe is my favorite Visual Feast creation thus far. I was in culinary heaven as Dan and I dined on this concoction of toasted bread, fresh vegetables, and tasty vinaigrette. I'm not sure you could find many meals more suited to me if you tried.
Now, after all my talk of heritage and ethnic foods, I am beginning to wonder if perhaps we owe it to our Swedish roots to test the culinary waters of Scandinavian cuisine. We do, afterall, love our Swedish meatballs, cardamom bread, and lingonberries. Maybe this blog needs to take a turn toward northern Europe and find a Scandinavian dish that provides nearly as much excitement as the glorious panzanella! I detect a challenge ahead!