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Strozzapreti might look innocent enough – on the surface, it’s just another type of Italian pasta. However, this unassuming food has a dark untold history.
The medium-sized corkscrew-shaped pasta noodles were created not only for scooping up those last bits of sauce, but also for suffocating gluttonous Catholic priests. Yes, you read that right.
Strozzapreti literally translates to “priest stranglers,” and was developed hundreds of years ago by peasants in Italy who hated the Catholic priests. FULL STORY