Recipe: "Parisian" SubsThe Lazy Vegetarian Abroad
Last year we traveled to Paris. Although I was warned that Paris/France was "difficult" for vegetarians, we found eating there very easy. It helped that we eat both dairy and eggs and that we stuck to less expensive eating establishments. I definitely recommend the Nutella banana crepes found at many street-side cafes. A version of the sandwiches I've recreated here are sold at many bakeries and small cafes.
Note: Vegans visiting Paris may be wise to stay in an apartment where they can cook close to one of the many health food stores located around the city ... or just near one of the few vegan-friendly restaurants.
Bakery-style subs/hoagies/rolls (soft and not too thick)
Mozzarella cheese (cow or buffalo milk), sold in a log or ball
Salt and pepper (freshly ground if possible)
Herbes de Provence* (or substitute some combination of thyme, marjoram, basil, fennel & sage)
Slice bread open, but leave edge attached. Slice both cheese and tomatoes into thick slices. Place on bread and, if possible, toast in toaster oven or oven until just warm. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and herbs to taste.
I served this last night with a simple fruit salad. It makes a very nice summertime dinner.
* I have another recipe that uses these herbs which I should post this year closer to the holidays.