Barilla 10 Pound Elbows Pasta Elbows is Gomiti or Chifferi in Italian is named for its twisted tubular shape that can vary in size, and be either smooth or ridged.
This shape originated from Northern and Central Italy.
Despite its popularity across the United States, Gomiti is primarily found in northern and central Italy, where they are traditionally used in soups such as minestrone.
Elbow-shaped pasta is one of Americans favorite shapes, appearing in pasta salads and in the all-American favorite, macaroni and cheese, in diners, restaurants and family kitchens across the country.
The Barilla version is ridged but also has an extra twist, not only does this give the Barilla elbows a more sophisticated shape, but helps to hold the sauce as well.With Barilla twisted Elbows, you can take this fun, tubular shape beyond the expected in any number of traditional Italian pasta meals, in soups, baked pasta dishes, or tossed with delicate vegetable or cheese sauces.