Crostino

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Crostino
Crostini by Charles Haynes.jpg
Cheese and spinach crostini
Course Hors d'oeuvre
Place of origin Italy
Main ingredients Bread, topping
Cookbook: Crostino  Media: Crostino

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[1]

These dishes often had spices in them which were considered to be very expensive in the Renaissance times.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Castagno, Dario & Rodi, Robert. "Too Much Tuscan Sun: Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide." Globe Pequot Press: 2004, p. 224

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