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Cavatelli

English translation: Cavatelli pasta

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Italian term or phrase:Cavatelli
English translation:Cavatelli pasta
Entered by: Romina Minucci
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15:20 Dec 10, 2004
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Cooking / Culinary / pasta
Italian term or phrase: Cavatelli
Cavatelli con le cozze
200gr di cavatelli pugliesi
I was thinking of leaving this in Italian (cavatelli pasta), but with an explanation in English - baby pasta shells??
JudyK
Local time: 03:07
cavatelli pasta
Explanation:
cavatelli = Apulia's classic pasta, made of durum flour and water.

I wouldn't translate it...

:-)

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Note added at 5 mins (2004-12-10 15:26:02 GMT)
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Cavatelli is a kind of pasta popular in southern Italy and Sicily. It derives its name from the verb cavare, to pull away. The pasta dough, once only made with hard wheat flour and water, but today with other flour, is rolled out into long ropes that are cut off in small segments to form small morsels that are then flattened into disks with the thumb to form a pasta called orecchiette. These disks are rolled away, doubling up on themselves, to become cavatelli. Cavatieddi is the Apulian dialect name for this rustic dish typical of home cooking. If you can\'t quite picture how cavatelli are made try renting the Francis Ford Coppola Film Godfather III, where, in one erotic scene, the Corleone cousins make cavatelli. La ruca is the dialect term for arugula.

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Romina Minucci
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Local time: 04:07
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cavatelli pasta


Explanation:
cavatelli = Apulia's classic pasta, made of durum flour and water.

I wouldn't translate it...

:-)

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Note added at 5 mins (2004-12-10 15:26:02 GMT)
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Cavatelli is a kind of pasta popular in southern Italy and Sicily. It derives its name from the verb cavare, to pull away. The pasta dough, once only made with hard wheat flour and water, but today with other flour, is rolled out into long ropes that are cut off in small segments to form small morsels that are then flattened into disks with the thumb to form a pasta called orecchiette. These disks are rolled away, doubling up on themselves, to become cavatelli. Cavatieddi is the Apulian dialect name for this rustic dish typical of home cooking. If you can\'t quite picture how cavatelli are made try renting the Francis Ford Coppola Film Godfather III, where, in one erotic scene, the Corleone cousins make cavatelli. La ruca is the dialect term for arugula.



Romina Minucci
Italy
Local time: 04:07
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Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Monica Pupeschi
29 mins
  -> grazie Monica!

agree  danette: I wouldn't translate names of type of pasta, leave in Italian and add a description in English
36 mins

agree  Ennio Delle Piane: 100% right!
37 mins

agree  esoft: yes, please keep it in Italian. For people who still may not know about pasta, you may say: " cavatelli pasta (noodle from the Puglie region in Italy)"
38 mins

agree  Ian Burley
45 mins

agree  Lina2004
1 hr

agree  PB Trans
2 hrs

agree  Laura Lucardini
3 hrs

agree  Michele Fauble
3 hrs
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