Symbol of the succulent Sicilian culinary tradition, busiate is a pasta-shaped form with thin tubes twisted on itself, a sort of macaroni. The name would be referable to the "buso", a particular knitting needle that was usually used to work fabrics such as wool and cotton. But the term could also refer to the busa, or the "disa", a graminacea typical of the Mediterranean that the farmers used in ancient times to tie the bundles of spikes. The Rustichella d'Abruzzo busiate are made with timilia, one of the ancient wheat varieties that Rustichella proposes to recover to offer a healthier perspective of being at the table. They can be served with tomato sauce and fish sauces.
Cooking time: 7-9 minutes.