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chiocciole di mare

snails, sea snails

Chiocciole di mare, or sea snails, can be many different species of whelks, limpets, etc. Also known as bomboletti, maruzzelle, garusolo or lumachine di mare.

bummalitte: sea snails cooked in a tomato sauce; an Abruzzese speciality often served at a panarda.

Chiocciole is the Tuscan word for lumache—snails (and also the Italian name for the @ sign).

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by Rusty Clark