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  • n. a form of pasta similar to narrow, thick tagliatelle, from Liguria


Italian (Wiktionary)


  • Assuming these names meant the same as they do today, trenette were a kind of spaghetti with an oval cross-section; Pater Noster were very short ribbed tubes; and stellette were little flat six-pointed stars.


  • Malouin had almost certainly learned his trade in Naples, where, he tells us, thirty different shapes were in production, such as trenette, Pater Noster, and stellette.


  • In one corner of the village stood a Ligurian hostelry where make-believe sailors and fishermen ate minestrone or trenette with pesto amid coiled ropes and lifebuoys.


  • The traditional pairing is with trenette, a narrow fettuccine, a few boiled green beans, and sliced potatoes.

    How To Cook Italian

  • Drop the trenette into the boiling water and cook for 1 minute less than the package instructions indicate.

    The Seattle Times

  • That orange-hued pasta (0: 54) reminded me of a trenette with ricciola (hamachi) ragu recipe that I've been meaning to try for ages; like many other love stories that have slowly simmered underneath the daily dramas in a restaurant kitchen, Ristorante Paradiso delivers pretty much the same.

    Rubber Slippers In Italy

  • Progressing up and around the peninsula, we move from Roman bucatini all’amatriciana, to Genoese trenette al pesto, then on to Milanese risotto and Bolognese tagliatelle al ragĂą.


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