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gressins

breadsticks

"Grissini stirati" of Turin (Italy) in a proper case tu be served at table

The French have frenchified the Italian word, grissini for their gressins. Breadsticks were invented in Turin, then the capital of the French-Italian Duchy of Savoy, so they really aren’t that foreign.

Bread, pancakes, etc

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by K.Weise