Bruschetta: the Italian Apetizer
Start your meal the Italian way with Bruschetta
The perfect example of something that is more than the sum of its parts, Italian bruschetta is simply toasted bread with a topping of your choice. However, with quality ingredients and a little attention to detail, it can be the most delicious way to start a meal.
The red of the chopped tomatoes, the black of the summer truffle, the creaminess of gorgonzola cheese with slices of pear, the emerald green of freshly pressed extra virgin olive oil, the darker shade of red with the crushed sun-dried tomatoes, the whiteness of burrata with anchovies, or capers with basil, toasted “lard from Colonnata”, grilled zucchini. The list could go on and on. How about you? What is your favorite?
A slice of home-made bread cut not to thin nor too thick and slightly grilled. That is it. It’s like having a blank canvas on which to paint on and an endless number of colors! Bruschetta can be compared to that classic black dress that is perfect for any occasion. Hosting an aperitivo? Bruschetta. Friends show up last minute? Bruschetta. Only have bread, garlic, olive, and salt? Bruschetta, Even a planned dinner can have various types of bruschetta served as a first course. It’s a fun, different and delicious way to entertain!
Mix and match. Experiment and enjoy!