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Wine & Food Killers - Garlic Bread Winter Bruschetta and Jumping Juice Pet Nat 2022

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Wine & Food Killers - Garlic Bread Winter Bruschetta and Jumping Juice Pet Nat 2022

In the deepest ebb of the winter doldrums, I stumbled upon a recipe for “winter caprese salad”. Instead of fresh tomatoes, the recipe roasted cherry tomatoes until candy-sweet, paired them with mozzarella and basil, and drizzled over balsamic vinegar for depth. It felt like a moment of sun amidst winter’s deep freeze, a reminder that it won’t be too long before summer caprese is available again. But if you can make winter caprese, why not winter bruschetta? Swap out freshly chopped, high-summer tomatoes for confit tomatoes, and jazz up the base by serving it on garlic bread. I felt like...

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