Crostino (meaning "little toast" in Italian) is an Italian appetizer consisting of a small slice of grilled or toasted bread and toppings. The toppings may include a variety of different cheeses, meats, and vegetables, or may be presented more simply with a brush of olive oil and herbs or a sauce.
Along with bruschetta, crostini are thought to originate in medieval times when it was typical for Italian peasants to eat their meals on slices of bread instead of using ceramics.
- ^ Castagno, Dario & Rodi, Robert. "Too Much Tuscan Sun: Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide." Globe Pequot Press: 2004, p. 224
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