This week we will kill two birds with one stone with cavatappi. Cavatappi is both a food word and a wine word.
The word comes from combining cava and tappi which means ‘extract’ and ‘top’ respectively. So what do we have here kids? A corkscrew!
Pictured above is the Pulltex PullParrot and this is my favorite corkscrew so far. I have never figured out the appeal of the Rabbit. I once took a bottle of wine to a party and the only opener that was available was a Rabbit. I proceeded to knock the bottle to the floor and forever have this waiters corkscrew in my purse. You never know when a bottle of wine might show up. This is much more portable than the Rabbit and much more effective than a pistol. (20th birthday party, don’t ask.)
If you’re feeling especially wine geeky on your next trip to Piemonte, head to the Corkscrew Museum.
The full line of Pulltex products can be found here.
In regards to food, cavatappi is yet another shape of pasta. This resembles the ‘worm’ of a corkscrew and can also be called a ‘double elbow.’ I’m suddenly feeling the need to re-purchase The Encyclopedia of Pasta.