"annual crostini festival"

Tuna, red pepper and green onion crostini
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeTuna, red pepper and green onion crostini - Credit: Charlie Haynes
Crostini is an Italian snack or appetizer very similar to bruschetta. The name means ‘little toasts’ and it consists of small slices of grilled or toasted bread topped with oil and herbs, cheeses, meat or vegetables. Typically made using baguettes which can be cut into rounds, the dish originated from Italian peasants who would eat their meals off bread instead of plates and because it is a good way to use up slightly stale bread. Crostini is also popular as a canapé served with wine.

A selection of crostini and various toppings can be found here.