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Bread Dipping in oil was originally considered more of an Italian custom than regular restaurant fare. As “eating out” became the norm,“signature breads” became a rage with examples such as hot cross buns to Red Lobster biscuits. As it turns out dipping bread in olive oil violates the Italian Food Rule. Over the last 100 years the custom of bread dipping in olive oil, balsamic vinegar and herbs has developed right here as an American custom not held and coveted by any ethnic group but practiced by most gourmet restaurants in every region of the land.
Dipping bread in Olive Oil and balsamic vinegar became an American tradition. It didn’t take long to transition into a threesome by adding herbs and spices.
To complete this gourmet appetizer, bread dipping dishes were developed to highlight this accoutrement. Although parts of this appetizer may have originating from Tuscany, this culinary delight is a world presentation now, with many nations claiming the origin. In any event this appetizer brings friends and family together to enjoy fresh toasted bread dipped in Olive Oil, balsamic vinegar and Herbs & Spices. By adding a dash of crushed red pepper flakes, chopped fresh basil, or freshly grated Parmesan cheese, you can tune you appetizer just for your specific guest.
Set your table with old world charm by using quality American made stoneware bread dipping dishes, fine imported Extra Virgin Olive Oil, aged balsamic vinegar and special Gourmet bread dipping herbs and spices to create the perfect intro to your main course. Each durable stoneware piece features artistic spiral lines for a versatile tabletop aesthetic and match well as everyday pieces that will easily coordinate with existing tableware.
Each of these components make a luxury gourmet gift, but together make a culinary statement that will be long remembered by the recipient. The gourmet dipping dish gift set is a unique kitchen gift that accentuates style at the table for any meal or party.