Bruschetta (pron. brus'ket'ta in English, /bɾu'sketta/ in Italian) is a food whose origin dates to at least the 15th century from central Italy. It consists of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Variations may include toppings of spicy red pepper, tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, and/or cheese; the most popular American recipe involves basil, fresh mozzarella, and tomato. Bruschetta is usually served as a snack or appetizer. In Italy, Bruschetta is often prepared using a brustolina grill. In Tuscany, bruschetta is called "fettunta", meaning "oiled slice".Fact|date=August 2008 In the Abruzzo region of Italy a variation of bruschetta called ventricina is served. Raw pork products and spices encased in pig vesicles are aged and the paste spread on open slices of bread which are sometimes grilled.


When olives are taken to the local mill for pressing in November or December, the growers typically take some country bread with them. There is usually a small fireplace burning in the corner of the pressing room, and when the oil emerges from the press, the grower toasts a bit of the bread on the fire to sample the oil with. The next step is rubbing the toasted bread with garlic.Fact|date=August 2008


In Italian, "bruschetta" is pronounced|brusˈket:a, though in English-speaking countries it is commonly pronEng|brəˈʃɛtə. The noun "bruschetta" is from the verb in the Roman dialect "bruscare," meaning "to roast over coals."Fact|date=August 2008 Following a process in historical linguistics known as semantic shift,Or|date=March 2008 the meaning of the word has changed so that now some Americans use the word "bruschetta" to refer to the topping instead of the dish. Many grocery store chains in the United States sell bottled "bruschetta," which is typically tomatoes, onion, garlic and other herbs.

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* [ Ventricina]
* [ Illustrated bruschetta recipe]
* [ Bruschetta vs Garlic Bread]
* [ Bruschetta recipe with comments]
* [ Bruschetta video recipe]

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