Tuscan Grilled Garlic Bread Bruschetta


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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

A slice of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil—bruschetta (pronounced broo-SKEH-ta)—is the ancestor of American garlic bread. Most of us have grown up with baked or toasted versions, but real bruschetta, cooked over coals, comes as a revelation. To be strictly authentic, you’d use Tuscan bread, which is remarkable for its dense, slightly crumbly texture and its curious lack of salt. This makes the bread taste rather insipid—until you pair it with fruity Tuscan olive