Food for Every Soul

Hello Helpers! Welcome back to our 50th edition of Food for Every Soul by myself, Mayathefirst! In this series I interview people from the Help Force about their favorite and famous recipes. For this one, I decided to interview our former Commander who was also my first every recipe post for this series, HF Icon: Nell! 

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I started off by asking Nell some questions about the recipe she decided to share with us today!

Welcome Nell to our 50th edition interview! Can you tell us what recipe you will talking about today?

Nell: Heeey! So today I thought it would be great to share with you a classic, yet simple and delicious Tomato Bruschetta recipe that I tried in Italy once, a few years ago.

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Can you tell us why this recipe is important to you? Is it a family recipe, and is there any history or story behind it?

Nell: The reason why I like this recipe so much is because it’s so easy to do and it reminds me of a nice period of time in my life. It’s also important to me because I used always to make it for my brother when we were home alone and he was hungry. Even though I tried the bruschetta in Italy, I kept recreating it for my family on different occasions and now it really reminds me of home.  

Here comes the best part, the recipe! (As explained by Nell!)


» Tomatoes

» Garlic

» Basil

» Extra virgin olive oil

» Salt

» Pepper

» Bread



1. The first step is to slice your bread. But don’t make the slices too big. You do not want to eat the bruschetta like a slice of pizza. The slices should be smaller, like the half-your-hand type of small. If you want them to be tinier, you go ahead and cut them more. Whatever rocks your boat 😂

2. The second step is to toast your bread slices. Put them on a baking sheet, drizzle some olive oil on top, and rub them with a clove of garlic. Toast them on both sides until golden brown. If you don’t have an oven, go ahead and grill them a little, or if you’re a broke student like most of us, just use a toaster.

3. While your bread is toasting, go ahead and dice your tomatoes and basil. Place them in a bowl, add salt, pepper, garlic and olive oil and give it a good mix.

4. After you get your toast, assemble your bruschetta by carefully spooning tomato mixture on each slice of toasted bread. You can make this as an appetizer but if you wake up at 2 am one night and you crave bruschetta, nobody will stop you from making it.

Buon appetito!

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Can you tell us why this recipe is important to you? Is it a family recipe, and is there any history or story behind it?

Nell: Of course I have some tips and tricks!

  • The best bread to use for bruschetta is a nice and fresh baguette but obviously, you can use whatever you have in the house if you wanna try it out
  • My brother always adds some grated cheese to the bread slices before toasting them. He says it enhances the flavour. You can give that a try if you are a cheese lover too
  • You can also drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top of the bruschetta at the end. It’s absolutely divine
  • I strongly recommend you start making the tomato mix at the beginning and let it sit at room temperature for like half an hour. It will taste so much better

Obviously, cooking isn’t an exact science. If you would like to add some other herbs or some other things, go ahead and do it. Life is all about experimenting. I hope y’all give this a try :luv:

Oh and, it’s BROO-SKETT-AH, not brew-shet-ta :sus:

Thank you Nell, do u have anything else to say to the readers to finish this interview off?

Nell: Thank you for this opportunity to share another recipe :luv:

Thank you Nell, for this very delicious recipe!

With that, we’ve reached the end of the post. I know you wanted to read more XD but I will be back next time with more fresh and delicious content. If anyone would like to share a recipe with us, DM me with your ideas!

Bon Appetit! <3

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