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Cheese and spinach crostini
Course Hors d'oeuvre
Place of origin Italy
Main ingredients Bread, topping
Cookbook:Crostino  Crostino

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. Crostini are typically made using Italian ciabattas and are often served with wine.[1][2]

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.[3]

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  1. ^ Morgan, Diane. "Delicious Dips." Chronicle Books: 2004, p. 103
  2. ^ Lambert, Paula. "Cheese, Glorious Cheese: More than 75 Tempting Recipes for Cheese Lovers." Simon & Schuster: 2007, p. 16
  3. ^ Castagno, Dario & Rodi, Robert. "Too Much Tuscan Sun: Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide." Globe Pequot Press: 2004, p. 224

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