Don't Sound Like a Tool: How to Pronounce Pasta Shapes
Given America's long love affair with Italian cuisine ― from the era of baked ziti to the current decade of agnolotti dal plin ― it's surprising so many of us f$#k up the names of our favorite pastas. Here, SFoodie has picked a few of our favorite, less-than-comfortable-to-pronounce pastas to sound out (quite a few of these come from the menu at Quince, always a good place for spotting varieties you have to practice saying in your head before ordering). The goal isn't to sound Italian, just to make sure you know how to order lunch.
|When you grab a fistful of tagliatelle, skip the hard g.|
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Acini di pepe
Agnolotti dal plin
Gnudi (technically, dumplings)
Occhi di lupo
Seme di melone
Spaghetti alla chitarra
Taglierini (sometimes tajarin)