Originally from Asia Minor (Persia and Afghanistan), pomegranate (Latin name “Punica granatum”) and its fruits were brought in Europe by Phoenician merchants. Italian word derives from “mela” (apple), for its shape and colour, and “grana” (grain), for the consistency of its internal seeds, very similar to corn. It is one of the main subjects in many stories and legends, and it was a sacred plant to Juno and Venus in ancient Greece. In ancient Rome, brides used to put pomegranate branches in their hair, symbol of fertility and richness. It was very widely represented in works of art and culture during the Renaissance, main subject in the works of Caravaggio. Nowadays, this fruit is used to make Italian and European dishes simply unique! Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Pappardelle 250 g
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Le Pappardelle evocano sapori forti e decisi da assaporare in compagnia della famiglia o degli amici. Simili alle Tagliatelle ma di larghezza decisamente superiore, si abbinano rigorosamente condimenti a base di carne come i nostri sughi alla Salsiccia o alla Genovese, accompagnati da un filo di Olio Extra Vergine d'Oliva monocultivar INTOSSO PrimoGrano Rustichella d'Abruzzo. Tempo di cottura: 2 minuti.
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With a diameter between 0.85 mm and 0.92 mm, this type of "thin spaghetti" is among the most popular ones of Rustichella d' Abruzzo line, and combines well with a broth or a soup, or it can be stir-fried with a sauce made of oil, ginger, lemon zest and Sichuan pepper, or simply seasoned with fresh tomato sauce and basil. Cooking time 4-6 minutes.
Chili Pepper artisan pasta, similar to Spaghetti but with a bigger diameter. It indisputably matches Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Arrabbiata” or “Amatriciana” sauces, for the lovers of intense tastes. You can also season it with a bit of Rustichella INTOSSO Extra Virgin Olive Oil or a condiment made of Rustichella d’Abruzzo Anchovies and Chili Pepper in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for those who cannot resist chili pepper. Cooking time: 8-10 minutes.
Cylinder-shaped, this short pasta is widely used especially during summertime, combined with seafood-based sauces or with scampi and courgettes. It combines very well also with several sauces like Rustichella d'Abruzzo "Bolognese", "alla Salsiccia", "alle Olive" and "Pomodoro e Basilico”. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
This kind of pasta that looks like retinal rods derives its name from the popular and ironic gluttony of priests (literally “priestchokers”). It combines well with a condiment “Mari e Monti” with pecorino cheese, turnip greens and mussels or broccoli and sausage. It is recommended also with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Genovese” and “alla Pescatora” sauces. Cooking time: 13-18 minutes.
Particular type of pasta similar to barley grains but with larger size (between 1.15 and 1.30 mm), perfect for the preparation of vegetable soups or simply as pastina in a soup. Also recommended for cold pasta salad with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and with Rustichella d'Abruzzo porcini-aromatized extra virgin olive oil, or simply as a "healthy" starter with Rustichella d'Abruzzo “Intosso” extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 7-8 minutes.
Speciality of PrimoGrano line, the local type of tomato called “Pera” (pear) grows in Abruzzo. It is unique and very different from all the other varieties of tomato. It has been cultivated for centuries and has very few seeds, it is very fleshy and weighs about 300-500 g. It is particularly suited for the preparation of sauces and its sweet and velvety taste, together with its low acidity, makes it much more refined than all other common types.
Produced through the same bronze dies used for the Paccheroni Rigati, Rustichella d'Abruzzo proposes the Maniconi, a shape of the same diameter, but half the length of the classic Paccheroni. Perfect to collect any condiment thanks to its roughness and the ridging on the surface, Maniconi is excellent when combined with seafood and crustaceans for a typical Mediterranean-flavoured first course. Rustichella d'Abruzzo suggests to enjoy this shape with a classic recipe of Rome's gastronomy, such as "Cacio e Pepe" or with a "Funghi Porcini" sauce or, why not, a delicious "Ragu bianco" sauce, all by Rustichella d'Abruzzo. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Originally from Bologna, these simple durum wheat semolina skeins (bronze-drawn and dried at low temperature), are made without eggs to satisfy also those who have specific intolerances. The sauce par excellence is the meat sauce "alla Bolognese", but this type combines well also with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alla Genovese", "Tomato and Basil" and "Truffle" sauces. Cooking time: 5 minutes.
Artisan pasta aromatized with Spinach leaves from Italian cultivations, similar to Spaghetti but with a bigger diameter. It matches Rustichella d’Abruzzo organic “Pomodoro e Basilico” sauce or “alla Arrabbiata” sauce, or with Rustichella d’Abruzzo organic “Pesto alla Genovese”, not pasteurised. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
Thanks to its shape and colour, strawberry has always been considered the fruit of love. It was already known to the ancient Romans who consumed it during the festivities in honor of Adonis. According to the myth, the tears of the goddess Venus fallen on the earth after her death would have given rise to the seedlings of strawberries. With a sweet taste and an intense aroma, strawberries are a concentrate of beneficial and curative properties. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
With a smaller diameter than Penne, this particular short pasta is known to be the most widely used shape in the realization of a first course with seasoning "vodka and bacon" or with "Pachino" cherry tomatoes and basil, or with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "all'Ortolana" or "Peperoni" sauce. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
The origins of bergamot are uncertain and enveloped in an aura of mystery. Legend narrates that the plant was imported by Christopher Columbus from the Canary Islands, arriving in Reggio Calabria from the Spanish city of Berga from which it takes its name. The first plantation of bergamot dates back to 1750 when the owner Nicola Parisi develops it along the coast of the rushes. Harmonious and pleasant its essence is used as an antidepressant and antioxidant. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Stuzzicarelli ai Funghi Porcini carries the irresistibly intense taste of earth and tradition. Try it with sausage, Abruzzo Pecorino cheese and a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Try it also with our ‘ai Funghi Porcini’ sauce or with ‘alla Genovese’ sauce. Cooking time: 4 minutes.
The Pineapple is originally from South America. Indios used to call it ANANA, from the word NANA (perfume), while Conquistadores used to call it PINE CONE OF THE INDIES or ROYAL PINE CONE. The pineapple is a symbol of welcome and hospitality and has a delicious sweetness on the inside. The amount of vitamins and natural constituents make the pineapple a healthy fruit. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Peach and Apricot are the summer fruits par excellence. Apparently, Chinese emperors used to consume them already 4000 years ago. Originally from Central Asia, these fruits were brought to the Mediterranean area after the conquests by Alexander the Great. In ancient Egypt, they were sacred fruits to Arpocrate, god of silence and childhood: in fact, children’s cheeks nowadays are usually compared to these fruits, for their velvety softness. After a period of oblivion, Arabs reintroduced their plantation, for gastronomy and pharmacological use. Many famous artists such as Caravaggio, Renoir, Arcimboldo and Monet often painted them in their works, thanks to their beauty and colour. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.