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Inspired by Guy Grossi on Italian Food Safari, I made bruschetta for lunch today.

1. Place slices of day old sourdough onto a lined baking tray, and bake in the oven until crisp.  Alternatively, toast the slices in a  dry griddle pan, or in the toaster.

2. In the meantime, heat some oil in a frying pan and fry a chopped onion until soft, then add either fresh whole cherry tomatoes, or chopped Roma tomatoes (which is what I used).  Season with a little salt, and stir over the heat until slightly softened (but not cooked down to a pulp).

3. Cut a garlic clove in half and rub it over the top of the hot bread slices.  Scatter over a little chopped Italian parsley, then drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.

4. Top each slice with a spoonful of the tomato and onion mixture, and scatter over a little torn basil. Season with grated black pepper and serve immediately.  A perfect Saturday lunch!

Here’s a clip from the first episode of Italian Food Safari, for those who don’t have access to Oz television – it was a great series, and well worth watching.

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