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'little bundles'

fabottelli alla carbonara

A word for many kind of little bundles, really. They can be small, square fruit or vegetable tarts, or a number of stuffed pasta shapes, or something like involtini, or something like sofficini.

fagottelli carbonara: a popular new dish, like carbonara except with the cheese and egg inside the pasta

fagottelli siciliane: a kind of aubergine involtini, with cheese packed up in thin slices of aubergine and then baked with a tomato sauce

fagottelli di pollo: chicken thighs stuffed with cheese and rosemary

fagottelli di trippa: tripes stuffed with pecorino, with a tomato sauce (Campania)

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by witaly