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Scungilli is Snails?!?!?!


(Image From Almost Italian) As a lowly webmaster, I make no claim to deep knowledge of Italian food. Last year at the DiGioia Christmas Eve, I was given the job of cutting up the octopus, which up until today, I thought was called scungilli. I was wrong.  Scungilli are conches. You know, like, snails. From Almost Italian: Scungilli, very large marine snails, are firmly fixed in Italian-American cuisine—whether served chilled in an insalata di mare or hot in a marinara sauce.  The cold-water species, Busycotypus canaliculatus, channeled whelk, is the one […]

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