One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Pasta in the form of short irregularly twisted pieces with pointed ends, traditionally eaten with pesto.‘Phil tried the pizza and I had trofie with pesto genovese’
- ‘Don't worry if the trofie are a bit more like worms than like corkscrews: as long as they are all roughly the same thickness and shape, they will be fine.’
- ‘Trofie might not be the simplest, quickest pasta shape to make but they certainly are among the loveliest to eat.’
- ‘The trofie are mixed with Ligurian pesto and stracchino, which gently bind the pasta strands.’
- ‘Reserve a small cupful of the cooking water, and then drain the trofie into a colander and transfer them to the large bowl with the green beans.’
- ‘If you can't find trofie then a similar shaped pasta will do, or you could even use spaghetti.’
- ‘There are only three pastas on the menu, among them an absolutely terrific trofie, made in-house and tossed with fava beans and pecorino cheese.’
- ‘Trofie are an alternative to trenette (thick pasta of a roughly square cross-section) for serving with the famous pesto sauce.’
Italian, from a Ligurian form corresponding to strofinare ‘rub, polish’, with reference to the movement of the hands in moulding the pasta.
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