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homemade worm-shaped pasta

The classic pasta of Liguria, traditionally trofie were made of chestnut flour, and today you can still find them in Liguria, along with other flavours. The twisted worm shape was originally rolled on the cook’s thighs, but that has become somewhat rare.

Trofie are often served with pesto, traditionally with green beans and potatoes as a main course.

Little ones are called troffiette.


Pasta Shapes and Dishes

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Tom dl, Creative Commons License