From: Trish's Paris Kitchen
This is an alternative use for a freshly baked loaf based on the olive oil French sandwich style known as the 'pain bagnard'. This is made with three different sorts of tomatoes, so if it’s not the summer time, you can heighten the flavour of it by roasting some with balsamic vinegar and sugar and then using some sun dried tomatoes.
Poached Pears is a really classical dessert, but sometimes it's a bit disappointing because the syrup around the pears is a bit watery. What I like to do is add flavour and stickiness with a little bit of sugar, so there is nothing watery about this recipe.