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trucioli

food that resembles wood shavings

Wood-shavings can be thin and small, or curl up in different shapes, and so with trucioli pasta; everyone's interprets it in a slightly different way.

In Verona, trucioli are thin snack crackers made since the Renaissance, flavoured with rosemary, or cheese, or pepper etc; they also make sweet versions with white chocolate or cocoa.

They might also be croutons.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by DeTacchi