Bruschetta is an Italian thin slices of toasted bread that is rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil. It is served warm. Bruschetta is from the Italian term "bruscare" which means "‘to roast over coals". It is also known as crostini.

It is an Italian bread, sliced and grilled or toasted then brushed with garlic and olive oil that is served as a starter or snack with a variety of toppings. A French baguette would make a good alternative.

Bruschetta also means to use bread that is beginning to get stale by adding oil and seasonings to improve flavor. Many variations of bruschetta use uniquely flavored roasted or hard breads.

Bruschetta is pronounced as "bru skeh tah"

Also Known As: crostini

Examples: To make bruschetta, rub toasted crusty bread with garlic and drizzle with olive oil.

Common Misspellings: brusketta
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