You'd have to love Italian food first.
You'd have to subscribe to simple food.
And, you have to love bread.
The book is worth its price.
Now, take it home and prepare the first thing you see here:
---Broo as in Bruce
ta as in tap
My friend and famous food and culture blogger, Eleonora, will show you how to make a whole bunch of them.
Just look at the picture, and you can improvise the dish.
Improvising is instinctual in Italian cooking, a slice of tomatoes, a drizzle of oil, a few grains of salt, crusty bread.
This humble snack was my version of peanut butter sandwich when I was growing up in Southern Italy.
Go ahead, get inspired.
Make yourself a bruschetta.