La Campagna, Alfredo & LindaFresh Italian cooking is at the heart of the La Campagna experience.
Authentic "Cucina Povera" Bruschetta
Alfredo Converso and Linda Osachoff are hosts at La Campagna Bed & Breakfast. Here is an authentic recipe for bruschetta from Alfredo's native Puglia province. The style of cuisine there is known as "cucina povera", literally "poor cooking" because the area has little industry and basically still agrarian. Pugliese make do with what little they have but depend upon the freshest best ingredients to do so.
So on to the bruschetta mix!
Scald, peel and seed four ripe tomatoes, (Not plum) chop finely.
Add two large cloves of garlic finely chopped.
Again, finely chop a handful of parsley and add to the mix. Add herbs to taste, but at the very least, basil.
Add about 1/3 cup of your best quality extra virgin olive oil; salt and pepper to taste, mix well and let sit at least overnight before use.
When ready to use, toast baguette slices on one side only.
Pile the mixture on the toasted side, and do your best to arrange the slices on a serving dish, because at our house, they're eaten right off the pan!