Cavatappi

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Cavatappi
Pasta with pesto.jpg
Cavatappi served with pesto sauce
Alternative names Cellentani, serpentini, trivelle, stortelli, spirali, double elbows, amori
Type Pasta
Place of origin Italy
Cookbook:Cavatappi  Cavatappi
Cavatappi.

Cavatappi is macaroni formed in a curly, swirly, spiral tube shape. It is known by other names, including cellentani, amori, spirali, tortiglioni, fusilli rigati, or scoobi doo[1]. It usually has rigati (lines or grooves on the outside surface of pasta).

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Cavatappi is an Italian word created by compounding "cava tappi", which literally means "tap extractor" (a corkscrew). It is also known as amori, serpentini, trivelle, stortelli, and cellantani.

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