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Friday, June 5, 2009

Pasta like shapes

Some varieties of Pasta like shapes:
  • Campanelle: Flattened bell-shaped with a frilly edge on one end
  • Capunti: Short convex ovals resembling an open empty pea pod
  • Casarecce: Short lengths rolled into an S shape
  • Cavatelli: Short, solid lengths
  • Cencioni: Petal shaped, slightly curved with rough convex side
  • Conchiglie: Seashell shaped
  • Conchiglioni: Large, stuffable seashell shape
  • Corzeti: flat figure-eight stamped
  • Creste di galli: Short, curved and ruffled
  • Croxetti: Flat coin-shaped discs stamped with coats of arms
  • Fantolioni: Panda-shaped bow-ties commonly served with boiled clives
  • Farfalle: Bow tie or butterfly shaped
  • Farfallone: Larger bow ties
  • Fiorentine: Grooved cut tubes
  • Fiori: Shaped like a flower
  • Foglie d'ulivo: Shaped like an olive leaf
  • Fusilli: Three-edged spiral, usually in mixed colours
  • Fusilli Bucati: A spring-shaped variety of the above
  • Gemelli: A single S-shaped strand of pasta twisted in a loose spiral
  • Gigli: Cone or flower shaped
  • Gramigna: Short curled lengths of pasta
  • Lanterne: Curved ridges
  • Lumache: Snail shaped
  • Lumaconi: Jumbo Lumache
  • Maltagliati: Flat roughly cut triangles
  • Orecchiette: Bowl or ear shaped pasta
  • Pipe: Larger versions of macaroni
  • Quadrefiore: Square with rippled edges
  • Radiatore: Shaped like radiators
  • Ricciolini: Short wide noodles with a 90-degree twist
  • Ricciutelle: Short spiralled noodles
  • Rotelle: Wagon wheel shaped pasta
  • Rotini: 2-edged spiral, tightly wound
  • Spirali: A tube which spirals round
  • Spiralini: More tightly-coiled fusilli
  • Strangolapreti: Rolled across their width
  • Torchio: Torch shaped
  • Trofie: Thin twisted pasta
info src: wikipedia
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