Difference Between Bruschetta and Crostini

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Crostini at Grappa,Shangrila Hotel,New Delhi

The first post from this section which aims only to educate people with basics of food. There are a lot of things we eat now a days and use terms interchangeably without knowing the reason or facts. Hope these posts help you order better in restaurants and also prevent you from getting deceived at the hands of restaurant owners. 🙂

On that thought, the first thing that popped in my mind was Bruschetta! We have all eaten Bruschetta as they are on almost every restaurant’s menu now. And why shouldn’t they be there? They are small bites of absolute food porn!

More often than not, restaurants serve you Crostini when your order a Bruschetta or vice versa and you would still be as happy. Reason being there is only a mild difference between the two Italian bites and both taste great! The difference is in the bread used.

Bruschetta, from the Italian “bruscare,” which means “to roast over coals,” refers to the bread, not the toppings. Rather large slices of bread are grilled, rubbed with garlic, then drizzled with olive oil.They are usually topped with tomatoes and basil, though other toppings from meats to vegetables can be used.

Crostini, “little toasts,” are thinner, smaller slices of bread (usually from a baguette) that are always toasted then piled with various toppings, such as vegetables, savory spreads, and cheeses

To me , the major difference is the use of garlic and olive oil. I simply use garlic bread to make a bruschetta rather rub garlic on top.

I really hope that that next time any restaurant serves you either of these,you are able to differentiate. If you found this helpful, do comment below or email me at myfoodproject@outlook.com   🙂

 

 

 

 

 


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