|Freshly baked grissini from Papa Razzi|
But because I've been to Italy countless times, and have eaten in hundreds of different restaurants across Italy, it's not to say my first experience with the pre packaged breadsticks was my last. And ultimately, hunger overcame my stuck up thoughts about pre packaged, factory manufactured breadsticks. These breadsticks I soon learned to call grissini.
Why I'm writing about grissini seems pretty pathetic, but Lexi can attest to their greatness. Fooled by their pre packaged presentation, grissini, even in packages are sometimes better than freshly baked bread. They are salty and fun to eat, and for some reason they make you feel skinnier because you're only munching on thin sticks of bread as opposed to large chunks of oil soaked bread. Thus this post is a forewarning to never underestimate the power of Italy's pre packaged options. While most of Italy's freshly made produce is fantastic, sometimes their manufacture goods can compete with the Nonna's cooking in the wood burning stove.