Most Americans know grissini as those pale breadsticks in the long waxen envelopes at dive Italian restaurants. How sad.
About Carol Field
Carol Field is a food journalist who's contributed to Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and Gourmet, and written nearly half a dozen cookbooks—In Nonna’s Kitchen, Focaccia, Italy in Small Bites, Celebrating Italy, and The Italian Baker—as well as the novel Mangoes and Quince. She's won two IACP Cookbook Awards and a James Beard Award. She lives in San Francisco yet visits Italy frequently.