The perfect snack for all ages.
A snack that smells genuine and of childhoods.
A snack that refreshes and nourishes.
The quintessential Italian snack, even a little ‘retro’ (of course no one could stop her from coming back into vogue), which acquires additional nutritional value if prepared with the right ingredients.
A slice of (even a little stale) bread made soft and healthy by the juice of a red tomato.
As a child, at my uncles’ farm in the heart of the Maremma overlooking Capalbio and separated from it by ears of wheat in the summer at a sunset at one with the colours of the sky, this was my almost daily snack.
The tomatoes were plum, grown by my uncle, who was just as genuine!
The bread was “bland” Tuscan bread.
And the oil was good, made from the ancient trees of the family olive grove.
Today the same slice of bread, the same tomatoes, a drizzle of our Olive Oil and my aunt’s ceramic plate, and I feel as if I’ve gone back in time…
Bread and tomatoes
4 slices of “unsalted” Tuscan bread
4 firm ripe plum tomatoes
a pinch of fleur de sel
La Maliosa organic and biodynamic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Toscano IGP
Wash tomatoes and cut them in half. Rub the tomato slices over bread so that the pulp and the juice moisten and colour the bread. Place the squashed tomato halves on each slice of bread, season with salt and pour over the oil. Serve.