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Alternative namesElicoidali[1]
Place of originItaly
Main ingredientsdurum wheat, water

Tortiglioni are a type of pasta, similar to rigatoni but larger and with deeper grooves which spiral around the pasta.[2]

They take their name from the Latin word torquere, meaning "to twist".[2] A tortiglione is a characteristic design from the lathe used in pasta manufacturing, with vertical ridges.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Elicoidali di Gragnano". (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  2. ^ a b Hildebrand, Caz (2011). Géométrie de la pasta. Kenedy, Jacob., Salsa, Patrice. Paris: Marabout. p. 270. ISBN 9782501072441. OCLC 762599005.
  3. ^ "Tortiglioni". Barilla website. Retrieved 2018-01-23.