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Crostini (meaning "little crusts" in Italian; singular crostino) are an Italian appetizer consisting of small slices 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
These dishes often had spices in them which were considered to be very expensive in the Renaissance times.
- ^ Castagno, Dario & Rodi, Robert. "Too Much Tuscan Sun: Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide." Globe Pequot Press: 2004, p. 224
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