This is a preview of the content in our Italian Food Decoder app. Get the app to:
  • Read offline
  • Remove ads
  • Add Map function to find sites, as well as your own custom locations (your hotel...)
  • Build a list of your own favourites
  • Search the contents with our advanced text search functionality
  • ... and more!
iOS App Store Google Play

fusilli

corkscrew shaped pasta

fusilli

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