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  • n. A kind of hand-rolled pasta, like thick spaghetti, from Sienna.

Etymologies

Italian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • On one fide it has four charaders of the great King of China* This money is called pici t* In our commerce with the Borneans for a cathil of quickfilver, they gave us fix china bowls* The cathil weighs two pounds |.

    Voyages and TRavels in All Parts of the World

  • Cook 1 pound pici in boiling water until al dente and drain, reserving a little of the water.

    The Shape of Summer Pasta

  • Add 1 pound bucatini or pici to the boiling water.

    The Shape of Summer Pasta

  • Add pici to sauté pan and cook 1 minute more on high heat; add a little pasta water to loosen the sauce if needed.

    The Shape of Summer Pasta

  • Certain flour-and-water pastas, such as orecchiette from Apulia, pici from Tuscany, and trofie from Liguria, to name a few, are still often made by hand, although they usually are not made entirely with hard-wheat flour.

    How To Cook Italian

  • Its classic pairing is with pici, the thick handmade spaghetti typical of Tuscany, but it is also excellent with rigatoni, shells, or any short stubby pasta with a cavity for catching the sauce.

    How To Cook Italian

  • When done it is removed from the stone by the naked hand and is rolled or folded into loaves which makes their prized pici bread.

    Arizona Sketches

  • Evening meals will begin with a pasta-based 'primo' such as pappardelle al cinghiale wild boar, pici al sugo Toscana, a local pasta with a thick meat sauce, or strozzapreti, a spiral pasta which literally means 'strangled priests'.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • An appetizer portion of farro pici $19 was served without any flourish - a pile of thick, chewy pasta in the center of a bowl, curled around irregular chunks of savoy cabbage and barely covered with wild boar sugo, a thick dusting of provolone cheese and airy pieces of fried pork rind.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • It's a perfect place to people-watch while enjoying the local, hand-rolled pici pasta with a glass of ruby red Sangiovese, fresh green beans with just-pressed olive oil and an earthy, dark espresso.

    chicagotribune.com -

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