AT A GLANCE
"This wonderful dish encapsulates everything good about being stranded in a Tuscan farmhouse in late summer," says Ward. "No car, 40-degree heat and the nearest alimentari is over an hour away on foot. This is the sort of dish you could put together, paying tribute to the glory of leftovers. Overripe tomatoes still clinging to the vine, stale bread and staples from the larder come together to make magic happen."
|01||Preheat oven to 220C. To make a tomato vinaigrette crush 2 tomatoes with your hands into a bowl. Crush half the garlic clove, add it to the tomato along with vinegar and 2 tbsp olive oil, season to taste and set aside for flavours to meld (1 hour). Push liquid and pulp through a strainer using the back of a spoon. Set aside.|
|02||Meanwhile, place capsicum on an oven tray, drizzle with 2 tsp oil and roast, turning occasionally, until charred and softened (30-40 minutes). Cool briefly, then peel and seed capsicum while still warm, cut into bite-size pieces and place in a bowl. Thinly slice remaining garlic and add to capsicum along with 2 tbsp olive oil. Season to taste and set aside until required.|
|03||Reduce oven to 140C. Coarsely tear bread into rough 4cm-6cm pieces and place on a baking tray, drizzle with remaining olive oil, season to taste and roast until golden and crunchy (30-35 minutes). Set aside to cool.|
|04||To serve, coarsely chop remaining tomatoes and combine with remaining ingredients in a large bowl, add tomato vinaigrette and bread, toss well to combine and serve.|
AZIENDA AGRICOLA BUGANZA, ROERO ARNEIS RISERVA 2010, PIEDMONT. , suggested by NIGEL WARD