The first accounts of Lorighittas a special pasta made using durum wheat flour, water and salt being produced in Sardinia date back to the XVI century. Its name comes from a dialect term normally used for earrings or the rings to which livestock were once tethered. The production process is long, and involves braiding the pasta a unique feature of Lorighittas.
Spaghettini 500 g
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Shape of the same length of spaghetti but with a smaller diameter and thus shorter cooking time, Spaghettini pasta combines well with Rustichella d'Abruzzo fish sauces or simply with garlic, oil and hot pepper. Cooking time: 6-8 minutes.
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