Appetizer Recipes

Explore Authentic Italian Appetizers: Dive into flavorful Bruschetta, Caprese, and more, perfect for kick-starting your meal or event.

Focaccia Genovese, a cherished Italian bread known for its crispy exterior and soft interior

Focaccia Genovese

I’ll be honest with you – making Focaccia Genovese is not for the faint of heart! This recipe takes a lot of resting and rising time, which makes it quite a long process, but the actual prep and cooking time is pretty quick overall. Not to mention, once you bite into that crispy, soft, and glossy Focaccia you’ll understand why it’s well worth the process! It is thought to have originated from the Etruscans (whose height was around 3rd century B.C.) and has remained a huge part of Italian culture, even being associated with Christmas Eve and the Epiphany. This dish is clearly loved by Italians and i’m sure you’ll love it too!

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A serving of Classic Bruschetta, with vibrant tomatoes and fresh basil on toasted bread, symbolizing Italy's simple yet flavorful approach to cuisine.

Classic Bruschetta

This classic bruschetta appetizer will make your mouths water just at the sight! Bruschetta (pronounced BROO – SKAY – TUH), also known as Bruschetta al Pomodoro, has been a popular dish in Italy since about the 15th century, but different forms of this dish can be traced all the way back to Ancient Rome! As one of Italy’s classic cuisines, it really captures the simplistic yet flavorful approach towards ingredients – and it doesn’t hurt that it’s ready in under 20 minutes!

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