Bigger than the classic shape (6 cm long and 1,8 cm large), Rustichella d’Abruzzo Fusilloni pasta is cooked by Chef Arcangelo Dandini (from ‘L’Arcangelo’ restaurant, in Rome) and Pasquale Torrente (from ‘Al Convento’ restaurant, in Cetara) in their special recipe “Gricia a Mare”, with crispy cheek lard and prawns. We recommend it with rich sauces such as Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Salsiccia” red sauce or “ai Funghi Porcini” sauce with a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
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This very peculiar type of “curl-looking” artisan pasta combines well with vegetable or meat ragù, or with Gorgonzola and nut cream or peas and sausage. Condiments with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Puttanesca”, “alla Genovese” and “ragù bianco con Porcini” sauces are also recommended. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
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Shape similar to Spaghetti but with higher thickness and a square section instead of round, which is named after the typical tool used for its preparation (called indeed "chitarra"), which gives this pasta a firm texture that can capture completely the condiment, ranging from a simple but delicious tomato and basil sauce, to a more full-bodied and rustic one like sausage and radicchio or a “healthier” one like Rustichella d'Abruzzo "pesto alla Genovese". Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Nastrini is highly requested by the European market and can be prepared with seafood-based condiments such as scampi, scallops and a bit of mullet’s eggs. Its particular texture and versatility make this type of pasta perfect to combine with stronger sauces, such as our ‘Tartufata’ with truffle slivers, pecorino cheese and a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 2 minutes.
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.
Black, deep, exceptional. The "E153" charcoal spaghetti is the perfect superfood for sea flavors. It adapts perfectly to creamy sauces thanks to the absorption capacity of the bronze-drawn artisan spaghetti. Preparing them will make you feel like a true King of the seas.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo has recently introduced an exclusive new item in its references, Paccherini ai Frutti di Bosco, a type of pasta made to satisfy the needs of Chefs to create innovative and unique recipes. It is made with a mix of 100% Italian durum wheat semolina and 23% of fresh puree of wild fruits (Blackberry 12%, Currant 11,5% and Raspberry 11,5%). Paccherini is bronze drawn and slowly dried at low temperature in order to keep perfume and quality. Starred Chef William Zonfa’s recipe is Paccherini ai Frutti di Bosco with Porcini mushrooms, asparagus salad, L’Aquila saffron D.O.P. cream and juniper-flavoured ricotta cheese. For the lovers of seafood, we recommend it with roasted cuttlefish, parsley and Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 13-15 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.
With same length of Spaghetti but with a rectangular shape, Linguine is one of the classic types of Rustichella d’Abruzzo line. The bronze die and the low temperature drying process make the texture of this kind of pasta perfect for fish-based condiments such as seafood, shrimp and zucchini, or "pesto alla Genovese" Rustichella d'Abruzzo. Cooking time: 9-11 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.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Riccioli all’Uovo has the perfect shape to satisfy all the palates, even the most demanding ones. Thin, rough and porous “curls” of egg dough that collect the condiment on the inside. Try Riccioli in the ‘mari e monti’ version, with seafood, chickpeas and a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You can also try it with one of our sauces, such as ‘alla Norma’ or ‘all’Ortolana’. Cooking time: 9 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 "Boscaiola" but this type combines well also with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "Genovese", the "Ragù bianco ai Funghi Porcini" and "alla Salsiccia" sauces. Cooking time: 5 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.
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.
Typical pasta of this region, it is made with 100% Abruzzo durum wheat semolina, bronze drawn and dried at low temperature. Perfect in legume soups, with beans, crunchy bacon and Rustichella d’Abruzzo INTOSSO Extra Virgin Olive Oil, with scrambled eggs and chicken livers “cace e ove”. It matches perfectly Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Salsiccia” or “Ragù Bianco” sauces. Cooking time: 7-9 minutes.