At the June 20th market, Chef Nino wowed market-goers his a robust, flavorful Bruschetta. The chef also taught us how to say it properly. It is pronounced “bru sketta”.

Bruschetta is a a traditional antipasto (starter dish) from Italy, consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and sea salt. Variations may include toppings of tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat or cheese.

Bruschetta is derived from the Italian “bruscare”, which means “to roast over coals”. In some parts of Italy, one might top it with a few chopped tomatoes. Essentially, Bruschetta is meant to be a simple thing.

Call it the original garlic bread.

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