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Rustichella d'Abruzzo Fusilli pasta, made as a spiral or helix, fusilli is one of the most popular pasta cuts of Neapolitan lineage. Longer and denser, this fusillo (spindle) is an entwined cross that will capture sauce between its ridges.
A classic cut that can be served with any type of sauce. Because of its density, fusilli will retain a pleasurable bite when served in a cold salad with shellfish or tuna, or baked with eggplant and ricotta.
The origins of macaroni, and therefore of pasta, date back in time to the historic period of ancient Romans. Apicio, Roman writer of the first century A.D., writes about a pasta prepared “to enclose pasta timbales and pies” named “Lagana”. The first historical quote concerning the cooking of pasta boiling in in water belongs to the Arabs, that probably introduced the dry pasta during the conquest of Sicily.