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The Stories Behind 15 Pasta Shapes

The Stories Behind 15 Pasta Shapes

Lasagnelissart/iStock via Getty Images PlusLasagne, one of the earliest known pasta shapes, traces its origins to ancient Rome by way of ancient Greece. Vermicellirodrigobark/iStock via Getty Images PlusIf pasta is from Europe and noodles are from Asia, what does that make vermicelli? TortelliniBingokid/iStock via Getty Images PlusThe origins of many older pasta shapes are hard to trace. PenneAngiesPhotos/iStock via Getty Images PlusYou might be surprised to learn how relatively new a lot of pasta shapes are. That’s when the Italian pasta brand Barilla introduced a new tubular, corkscrew-shaped pasta called Cellentani.

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