Friday, September 18, 2009

So you all know I am not a food blogger.  My passion is photography. However, I do LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to eat.  So, inspired by the movie Julie and Julia and my love of food, I made Julia Child's bruschetta (which is pronounced brus-ketta....who knew).  Seriously, I think this is the best thing I've ever put in my mouth.  The flavors were heavenly.  

A loaf of quality rustic bread like focaccia or crusty baguette, sliced into one inch slices
One clove garlic
Olive oil to coat your frying pan, or as much oil as you like!
An assortment of ripe tomatoes, cut into smallish chunks
fresh basil leaves, torn or cut into pieces
Olive oil to dress the tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
Finely grated Parmesan cheese - optional, but I highly recommend

Mix the tomatoes and basil. Drizzle on olive oil and toss gently; then salt and pepper the tomatoes. The more salt you use, the more juice will be released. Let this marinate while you prepare the bread.

In a skillet, brown the bread slices in the olive oil on both sides, until it's a nice golden color. Remove the bread from the pan. Cut off one end of the garlic clove, and rub carefully over the hot bread slices. The garlic "melts" into the bread by using this method.

Now pile on the tomatoes, and and enjoy the juice running down your chin!  

It's like a Christmas present for your taste buds.

1 comment:

  1. yes, thanks for sharing ... it was a slice of heaven...sp