Introduction: Gorgonzola and Celery Snack (for Aperitivo)

You have probably heard of Aperitivo. Ever wondered what that actually means? I'll unveil the secret for you!

Aperitivo identifies a number of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks served in Italy (and elsewhere) before meals. It can be consumed standing up and it is not uncommon to drink aperitivo in a different location from where you will have your meal. Small snacks and finger food are served along the drinks and this social gathering has become very popular in Italy, becoming known as Aperitivo in itself.

Nowadays the spectrum of food and drinks served during an Aperitivo has broadened considerably and gives nearly complete freedom to unleash one's creativity. In this instructable I will show a quick and easy option for your next Aperitivo.




Step 1: Ingredients

Gorgonzola (or other blue cheese)
Celery
Bread
Chives
Oil 
Salt

Step 2: Preparation

I have used a baguette style bread because it's easier, but any other kind bread should do. I cut the bread into 1cm thick slices and placed them on the grill in a hot oven. It took only 5 minutes at 200°C and they were golden brown and crunchy.  Just about the time to thinly slice 2 stalks of celery, place them in a bowl with a little oil of olive and a pinch of salt

Step 3: Finish Up and Serve

I then spread a layer of gorgonzola cheese on every slice of bread, added the celery with a spoon and used scissors to cut and sprinkle with chives these yummy snacks.

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General Zod made it! (author)2013-05-03

Is this similar to "apertif", which I believe is French?

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VortexSurfer made it! (author)VortexSurfer2013-05-07

Yes, Aperitivo is Italian for Aperitif. I don't know much about French culture though, so I can't say how popular it is France to have Aperitifs. It is very popular in Italy. Or at least it was last time I was there ;)

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