Regionalisms, New York vs. Chicago - Re: Death by Chocolate

Ittaob at AOL.COM Ittaob at AOL.COM
Mon Jan 7 20:37:22 UTC 2002

While US commercial producers and their customers make no distinction beween penne and mostaccioli, a Google search yelded the information that mostaccioli are properly somewhat larger than penne. See, e.g.,

(This is the online catalog of a pasta company in Italy.)

BTW, "penne" means "quills" and "mostaccioli" means "mustaches."

Steve Boatti

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