varieties of pasta

cookiebab  asked:

Why is macaroni shaped like macaroni?

If you just used Wikipedia you would know that

Macaroni /ˌmækəˈroʊni/ is a variety of dry pasta in the shape of narrow tubes[2] originating from Italy[1] and made with durum wheat, usually without egg. It is normally cut in short lengths; if cut in lengths with a curve it is sometimes called elbow macaroni. Some home machines can make macaroni shapes but, like most pasta, macaroni is usually made commercially by large-scale extrusion. The curved shape is caused by different speeds on opposite sides of the pasta tube as it comes out of the machine.