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Handmade Busiate

Handmade Busiate

Busiate is your new favorite pasta shape that you never even knew existed! Originating in Sicily, Busiate take their name from “busa,” the Sicilian word for the stem of a local grass which is used when forming their helical shape. It’s unique shape kind of resembles pieces of old telephone cord. (Yes, I’m old enough to know what those are! lol) It’s formed by twisting strands of pasta dough to create a spiral shape that is hollow on the inside. Nowadays, a thin rod or wooden skewer is used rather than the traditional local grass. Busiate are traditionally served with pesto alla trapanese, a sauce made of almonds, tomatoes, garlic, and basil. Its shape is perfect for picking up the little bits of pesto in every bite! 

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