The origins of Cannelloni are extremely old. Among the very first types of pasta to be made from a mixture of flour, water and salt are Gnocchi and Cannelloni, i.e. strips of pasta of different lengths that were rolled up to form perfect cylinders in which to put the filling,
The size of Cannelloni means they are ideal for filling with tasty mixtures made from meat, or vegetables and ricotta.
The most commonly used recipes for Cannelloni are those baked in the oven with tasty fillings and covered with a thin layer of tomato sauce and béchamel.
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Garganelli, whose name is reminiscent of a chicken's oesophagus which in the dialect of Emilia Romagna is called "garganel", are short, ridged, pointed maccherone with the ends cut on a diagonal. This is done with a tool called a comb, similar to a loom, with two parallel pieces of wood joined by thin strips of reed.
The typical ridges are traditionally obtained by passing the outer surface of the pasta over a loom made of reeds called a "comb".
The best way to enjoy this type of pasta is to serve it with a tasty hare sauce or with a "guazzetto", a stew made from diced bacon and peas.
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