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Pan Bagna is a very nice sandwich that originated in Nice. Pan Bagna means moist bread, or bathed bread. Crusty bread is often filled with a bunch of Nice fresh produce. After the sandwich is prepared it is a Nice thing to put several weighty objects atop the bread, much like a tofu press. A good weighty object to use would be something like Tolstoy's "War and Peace" or the vegan War and Peace equivalent, Isa Moskowitz's "Veganomicon".
Although we do have a copy of Veganomicon we did not have hours to weight down the sandwiches. We were pressed for time so came up with Cheater Pan Bagna.
Cheater Pan Bagna or Bread of Lies
4 crusty Italian breads or 2 packages TJ's bake it Italian Bread
Tahini dressing of your choice with a squeeze of lime
1 16 ounce jar of hearts of palm drained and spears halved
4-5 heirloom tomatoes sliced
half a jar of 6.5 kalamata olives drained
enough arugula for each sandwich
TJ's vegan shreds or Daiya shreds
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment or foil. Cut each bread in half horizontally and then slice vertically. Line bottom of the breads next to each other.
Pour dressing evenly onto each bread. Add each ingredient to each bread. Top off with bread and cut in half. Here is the faker cheater part. Hold the top of the bread down, suffocating the bottom of the sandwich for about 40 seconds. Bake for 6 minutes until the cheez is drippy and as a cheezy as a lawyer.