paglia e fieno

Pronunciation: [PAH-lyah ay FYAY-noh]

Italian for "straw and hay," paglia e fieno is a mixture of yellow pasta (made with egg) and green pasta (based on spinach). The combined pastas (usually a style like tagliatelle or fettuccine) are often served with a cream sauce, with additional color added with bits of ham or radicchio. Dried paglia e fieno can be found in Italian markets and some supermarkets.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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