This White Bean Crostini recipe is one that I have been making for years. It’s a recipe that I make when I have guests for dinner, and it is always a home run! The recipe comes from one of the first cookbooks I ever owned, and still to this day it is one of my favourite cookbooks to look through. The book is Jamie’s Italy by Jamie Oliver.
I remember my parents buying this book for me for Christmas. I think I had seen the book at Chapters, and asked for it. Going to the bookstore to browse through cookbooks is something I still love doing to this day.
That was 2006. I only know that because my mom was smart enough to write it on the first page. This was when I was starting to really get into cooking. I was 22 then. Do the math and you will know how old I am.
Cooking is something I have always enjoyed. When I was young, I would sit in the kitchen, and watch my dad prepare meals, from curries to homemade pasta. I started preparing food for myself once I started high school, because I would get home from school and wanted to eat. I say preparing, because there wasn’t much cooking involved, as it was mostly frozen food, or ready made soups.
Over my teenage years I started to cook more and more, until I moved out at 18! By then I had developed a small passion for cooking, and was experimenting with different dishes.