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Place of originItaly

Gemelli (Italian pronunciation: [dʒeˈmɛlli]) are a type of pasta. The name derives from the Italian word for "twins".[1] It is most often used for making casserole or pasta salads.[2]

Gemelli are not twin tubes twisted around one another, as they may appear to be, but rather a single s-shaped strand twisted into a spiral. The strips are glued together to form a single piece of dough, similar to fusilli.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "gemelli". Lexico. Archived from the original on 10 January 2021. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  2. ^ " : Kształty makaronu". Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  3. ^ "The Geometry of Pasta - shape detail". 17 April 2012. Archived from the original on 17 April 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2022.