The “sfratto” (meaning “eviction” in English) is a sweet from an old Jewish tradition, adopted by the cuisine of the Maremma area, in particular in Pitigliano and Sorano, located in the province of Grosseto. The origin of the “sfratto” is related to the decision of Cosimo II Medici, in the early 1600s, to bring together all the Jews of Pitigliano in a single neighbourhood. The Jews were evicted from their homes and the notice of eviction was carried out by beating with a stick on the door of the house. To prevent the recurrence of similar events, local Jews turned into sweetness things that in the past had caused bitterness, creating sweets in the form of sticks, the same ones with which they were expelled. Their mixture, consisting of honey, orange peel, nuts, seeds of anise and nutmeg, is enclosed in a thin wafer, with a golden colour and modelled into the shape of a stick.