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Fusilli vs rotini?

michael j n | | Jul 3, 2010 12:21 PM

I think of fusilli as long, hollow, corkscrew shaped pasta. Just like what is shown on the fusilli wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusilli

However, at a very upscale restaurant I ordered a fusilli dish and was served what looked to me like rotini. An entirely different pasta. At first I thought they were just wrong, but with some Googling and even consulting a cookbook I'm now just confused. In one cookbook - they had a picture of a rotini, and it was labeled "fusilli (rotini)".

However the wikipedia page specifically says that rotini and fusilli should not be confused.

Anybody want to clear this up for me?

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