Last week I had a bad cold that pushed me down completely, so I was drinking and eating hot things to be better in my cold body; but I was missing one of my favourite breakfast that is #Bruschetta with Tomatoes; you know tomatoes inflame and roasted bread was really not fine for my inflamed throat.
Once I was used to go in an Italian bar as a large part of Italians that likes to have breakfast at the bar, that are always a meeting point bofore going to work, but during this time I realized that wasn’t good for my body so i decided to change my habits and chose fresh thing from our territory so rich in fresh & healthy products.
For my Bruschetta I use typical tuscan roasted bread of the day before, fresh tomatoes, olive oil, salt, garlic rubbed on the bread , and fresh rosmarin from the garden.
When I was small my grandma was used to prepare not a bruschetta but a bread with “ struffato” tomato. This word “ STRUFFATO” is a slang word used in Tuscany and means “Rubbed”: that consists in stale tuscan unsalted bread, mature tomatoes rubbed on the bread till the juice enter completely in the bread, salt and olive oil.
And at that time I didn’t want any skin or pieces of tomatoes on the bread, just the juice and i still remeber my grandma shaking her head saying “oh God…it’s the best!!”
She was offering this simple and Poor dish, with lights in her eyes as she was giving me something goldish… and at the end it really was as it was soo savoury and of course full of vitamines….
And of course this was possible just in summer when tomatoes were ready from the fields.To be perfect in balance you need the Tuscan bread, that’s not salted since Etruscan origins and so it intensifies the flavour of the ingredients.
The herbs that I found on the fields are valerian, chive and mixed wild Radiccio and Chicories for a perfect salat for my dinner. I thank my father and my mother to have taught me to recognize them in nature.
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