Tag: pasta types

Emilia-Romagna, Pasta Types, Strozzapreti


Strozzapreti; the priest stranglers! Anticlerical pasta? Strozzapreti, meaning  priest choker or strangler, are an elongated version of casarecce. Slight variations of this usually hand rolled pasta are traditional in most of Central Italy, especially Emilia-Romagna, Umbria, Tuscany and...

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Liguria, Pasta Types, Penne


  What do pasta names mean in English? It’s not difficult to understand that the word ‘penne’ or the singular ‘penna’ means ‘pen’ in English. Given that this pasta looks like the nib of an old fashioned pen or quill, it’s obvious that the name came from that similarity. Many...

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Busiate, Pasta Types, Sicily


Busiate from Trapani, Western Sicily. Busiate is a traditional pasta from Sicily which is popular with pesto or seafood. If you travel to Western Sicily you will find it on the menu in nearly all the restaurants! Nearly all the Italian regions have particular types of pasta that come from there...

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Pasta Types, Spaghetti


 Spaghetti! The world’s favourite pasta!   Did you know that originally spaghetti was much longer than it is now?, Imagine that scene in Lady and the Tramp if the pasta had been even longer!! Shorter lengths didn’t become popular until the second half of the 20th century...

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