Breadsticks are a dry bread, in crisp form food that are many times in a shape of a pencil. Breadsticks are sometimes in restaurants placed as a complimentary appetizer at a table.
Breadsticks are generally pencil-sized sticks of crisp, dry bread originating in Turin and the surrounding area in Italy. They are originally thought to have been created in the 14th century; although according to a local tradition, they were invented by a baker in Lanzo Torinese (northern Italy) in 1679. Breadsticks may be offered at the table in restaurants as an appetizer, in some instances or regions they may be a type that is larger than pencil-sized. Regions that consume breadsticks include the Americas, Europe (mainly Spain, Italy and Greece), and parts of Asia.
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