Bapopik at AOL.COM Bapopik at AOL.COM
Tue Jan 30 01:29:23 UTC 2001

   A quick check of Google show tons of "mostaccioli" hits.  The most frequent etymology (not mentioned by Mariani) is "little moustaches."  The Milwaukee restaurants were serving the pasta, not the cookie.
   LEONE'S ITALIAN COOKBOOK (1967) does NOT have it, but I'll keep looking.  OED must add this.
   One site describes Giordano's of Chicago as "mostaccioli heaven."
   See, for example:

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