August 9, 2011
Jim Grant/Nevada AppealBruschetta is an appetizer or meal that's easily adapted to tastes and whatever is at hand, according to Muffy Vhay who offers this version with fresh summer tomatoes.
Last column, we wrote about being a "dump cook." This time, we'll look at another perfect example of this casual way of cooking. One of our summer favorites, for lunches and appetizers, is the simple toast-with-topping called bruschetta. I think of bruschetta as a toasted slice of full-sized sourdough bread, with a topping, that one would eat with a knife and fork, whereas crostini are "little toasts," also with a topping, made from a baguette or small loaf - nibble size, for an antipasto platter or an appetizer tray.