Fusilli (pasta twists) belong to the very short straight cut pasta format and they are a specialty of the Campania region, in Southern Italy. They have a spiral shape with a 10 mm diameter, a 41 mm average length, and a thickness between 1,35 and 1,48 mm. In ancient times Fusilli were hand-made according to a method handed down from mother to daughter, which consisted in twisting a “spaghetti” a long thread of pasta, around on a knitting needle with a swift movement of a clever hand. This kind of ability reminded the movement of the spinning machine. In fact, the word “Fusillo” comes from “fuso”, spindle, the rod the spinners used to work with. Very tasty with ragù Napoletana and ricotta sauces. Excellent also with tomato vegetable sauces with peppers, aubergines, olives, and capers.