Where does the "8 finger" come from in 8 finger cavatelli?

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  1. abefroman

    abefroman

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    Where does the "8 finger" come from in 8 finger cavatelli?
     
  2. cheflayne

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    Because we have 8 fingers and 2 thumbs.
     
  3. abefroman

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    How come its not called 2 thumb cavatelli then?

    I was thinking its because the noodles are about the length of 8 fingertips side by side.
     
  4. ordo

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    You knead the cavatelli using your 8 fingers, not the thumbs.



    Once the tubular pasta (spaghetone) is made you can go one finger, two fingers, etc. cavatelli to give them the final shape.
     
  5. abefroman

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    So in that video (don't speak Italian), is that still 8 finger cavatelli?