grissini

Pronunciation: [gruh-SEE-nee]

Italian for "breadsticks" (the singular form is grissino), referring to thin, crisp breadsticks that originated in Turin, Italy. They're available commercially in many supermarkets.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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