Panini Pies - what are they?
The Panini Pies are filled with delicious blends of fresh vegetables, meats and spices enveloped by a thin layer of the delicious pizza-like crust. Fully baked, they can be held in a refrigerator up to a week or kept frozen for a month. Properly reheated on any hot surface (panini press, toaster, toaster oven, pan) their surface forms a deliciously crunchy thin crust — the unique feature of panini pies reflected in their name. We, just like everybody else, do not like over-processed food and artificial additives. Therefore we use only natural ingredients, making sure that our meats do not contain any antibiotics or hormones. Most of the ingredients of the panini pies (with very few exceptions) go into the oven raw and are cooked during the baking, so that they are never over-processed.
The recipes for Panini Pies are based on the multigeneration family baking experience. Says Yelena Marchuk, the inventor of the Panini Pies and the owner of the company: "While the basic idea for my pies is rooted in the cuisine of Tatarstan (a Volga river region of Russia), which I picked up from my great-grandma, I enriched family's recipes with new ideas inspired by various
tastes and smells of New York, the City, which I love and call mine for the last twenty years". The variety and versatility of Panini Pies fully reflect diversity of the multi-ethnic culinary landscape of New York.