far·​fal·​le | \ fär-ˈfä-(ˌ)lā How to pronounce farfalle (audio) , -lē \

Definition of farfalle

: butterfly-shaped pasta

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Recent Examples on the Web Meal kits include the Elda, with garlic farfalle pasta with pancetta, preserved lemon and pea ragu for $26 (serves 2), with ready-to-bake garlic bread. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Flour + Water Pasta Shop opens in San Francisco with pasta kits and more," 15 May 2020 To shape the farfalle, hold the center of the rectangle with your index finger then use your thumb and middle finger to push the long sides together towards the center. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Nothing says comfort like pasta. Try 3 dishes from 'temporarily' closed Louisville spots," 21 Apr. 2020 Cook the farfalle for three to four minutes in boiling water. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Nothing says comfort like pasta. Try 3 dishes from 'temporarily' closed Louisville spots," 21 Apr. 2020 Add the farfalle and cook about 3 minutes, until the center of the bow ties are cooked through and tender. Erin Booke, Dallas News, "Craving pasta? Here’s how to make it when all you have is flour," 27 Mar. 2020 Classic Italian favorites include seafood risotto, braised duck farfalle, and chicken piccata. al, "Where to get the city’s best Italian and Mediterranean food," 26 Aug. 2019 Other pasta shapes can be substituted for the farfalle. Washington Post, "Hot summer months calls for a mix of pesto and pasta," 8 July 2019 Sunday — Start by making pasta dough, then cutting it into linguine and shaping it into farfalle (bow-tie pasta). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sur La Table's international cooking classes are a melting pot of cuisines," 1 July 2019 The array of pasta shapes available, including fat, rustic bucatini and elegant farfalle (bowties), to name a couple of my favorites, gives you even more to play around with. Domenica Marchetti, charlotteobserver, "These are 4 of the easiest weeknight pastas you’ll ever find | Charlotte Observer," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of farfalle

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for farfalle

Italian, plural of farfalla, literally, butterfly

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20 May 2020

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“Farfalle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farfalle. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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