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Also called “grissini” in Italy, these breadsticks are long and thin sticks of dry baked bread. They’re crisp and snappy, with a pleasant aroma that exudes nuances of olive. Made with a traditional Italian recipe or wheat flour, water, olive oil, and yeast, its flavor is elegant, with hints of olive.
Great as a snack, the Casa Rinaldi Classic Breadsticks with Extra Virgin Olive Oil is also wonderful to serve as appetizer or antipasto. Dip them in tapenades and soups, or serve them as a crunchy alternative to bread with salad and pasta.
The story goes that grissini was birthed in Piedmont, Italy in the 17th century. Created by a baker from Turin, Antonio Brunero, the grissini was intended for the son of King Victor Emanuel II, who was suspected to have a digestive disorder. The grissini was a light, crisp bread that was meant to help the young duke digest easier.
There is no evidence of whether or not it actually worked to improve the duke’s digestion, but the grissini grew in popularity, with bakeries attempting to outdo each other with the longest, thinnest breadsticks. Today, grissini is a staple on the Italian dinner table.
Store your breadsticks/grissini in an airtight container at room temperature. Consume within 1 month.