Passatelli pasta from Bologna in Italy

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Passatelli
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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane

Passatelli looks like 'fat' spaghetti, but the dough is created from breadcrumbs rather than flour. It is extruded from a special machine that looks rather like a potato ricer to form long strands. A popular dish in Bologna is passatelli in brodo where the passatelli absorbs the soup and swells to form the highly-flavoured backbone of the dish. A particularly good version is served at Trattoria da Gianni in that city. It can be bought at most food stores selling pasta in Bologna such as the popular Tamburini.
 
     
     
     


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