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November 14, 2020

Radiatori

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From Wikipedia:

Radiatori are small, squat pasta shapes that are said to resemble radiators.

Although it has been said that they were created in the 1960s by an industrial designer, in fact their invention took place between the First and Second World Wars.

They are often used interchangeably with rotelle or fusilli because their shape works well with thicker sauces.

They are also used in casseroles, salads, and soups.

They are also referred to pagoda pasta.

Radiatori somewhat resemble rotini in shape, but are generally shorter and thicker, with a ruffled edge circling the pasta.

They are modeled after an old industrial heating fixture, which contains a straight pipe with concentric, parallel fins.

Their design creates hollows to trap sauce.

November 14, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


Comments

I think these are my favorite pasta shape. They do catch the sauce!

Posted by: Charlotte K | Nov 14, 2020 5:50:45 PM

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