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The word comes from the Italian grissini, though often paretymologeitai aural imitation ("judges-judges"). The breadsticks from Turin, the capital of the Italian province of Piedmont, where the loaf called gherssa, grissia or grizia and later nicknamed gherssin (loaf). The latest was the Italian grissino and Turin was nicknamed Grissinopoli. The first reports of breadsticks recorded in the mid 14th century and seems to have been prevalent from 1600 onwards. Today, the product is grissino stirato PDO

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