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fat spaghetti with a hole in the middle

Originally home-made, and formed around a wire; the same as bucatini. Cooked with greens, tomato and mozzarella, seafood, meat sauces, or broken up for soups. In Calabria, they make perciatelle e lumache, with snails in a spicy tomato sauce.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

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