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March 31, 2005

Croxetti

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Croxetti (above) originated in the Middle Ages, when cooks of noble Ligurian families would press a thin sheet of pasta between two wooden molds engraved with the family's coat of arms on one side and symbols on the other.

Frequently the symbol was the Christian cross and over time such pasta came to be called by the generic name croxetti.

Croxetti, because of their irregular cut and rough surface, combine superbly with classic Ligurian sauces such as pesto, walnut sauce and fish sauce.

Made in Italy; $6.49 for 10.5 oz here.

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