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corkscrew shaped pasta


The name apparently is derived from the twisty patterns on the barrels of rifles (fucile). Sometimes they are hollow (fusilli bucati or fusilli col buco); sometimes they are extra long (fusilli lunghi), even the length of spaghetti (fusilli calabrese or napoletani) or wound extra tight (fusilli stretti). Big fat ones are fusilloni.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Nana B Agyei