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'spinning tops'

Named for the child's toy (though the resemblance is faint at best), this aesthetically provocative and thoroughly charming pasta shape has become very popular in recent years, especially with children.

Pasta Shapes and Dishes

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by nj