Travel Photo of the Day: Corzetti in Italy

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This beautiful pasta has been an Italian tradition for centuries

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Corzetti come from the Liguria region of Italy.

Pasta is an art form for many Italians. With intricate surface designs, medallion-like corzetti is no exception.

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Corzetti are pasta discs that are traditionally stamped with a specific design. In addition to being beautiful, the textured image has a function: it’s also helps to hold a specific sauce.

The stamp itself is two pieces: a “base” with both a hollow side that’s used for cutting discs out of a sheet of pasta as well as an opposing side with the desired design. The second piece is a handle with a “stamp,” which also includes the intended design. After a disc has been cut out of the pasta with the base piece, it is then laid on the opposite end. The disc is then stamped, creating a pattern on both of its surfaces.

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