About National Breadstick Day
Breadsticks are typically made from a simple dough of flour, water, yeast, salt, and olive oil, and can be flavored with herbs such as rosemary or garlic. They are usually shaped into long, thin strips, similar to a pencil, and are baked until they are golden brown and crispy. Breadsticks can be enjoyed plain or served with dips such as marinara sauce or olive oil and vinegar. They are a popular accompaniment to pasta dishes, soups, salads, and other Italian dishes.
Breadsticks have been a part of Italian cuisine for centuries, and their origins can be traced back to the city of Turin in northern Italy.
The first recorded mention of breadsticks dates back to the 17th century, when a local baker named Antonio Brunero created a type of bread called "grissini" that was long, thin, and crispy. The breadsticks became popular in Turin and soon spread throughout Italy, where they became a staple in Italian cuisine. Today, breadsticks are enjoyed all over the world and come in many different varieties, but they still remain a beloved Italian food.