A simple, delicious salad that can also be served as an antipasto. One or two-day old bread coarse white country bread to which very fresh vegetable are added along with excellent olive oil and good vinegar. Usually associated with Tuscany, but quite popular in Umbria too where the unsalted country bread is similar. There are many versions of Panzanella, this is the basic version and to our mind, the tastiest. Can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated for several hours. Remove from refrigerator about an hour before serving so that it is at room temperature.
1 lb Italian country style bread 2 days old, in slices 2 inches thick
2/3 cup best quality extra virgin olive oil
3 T good quality red wine vinegar or more to taste