Pici is a kind of pasta that looks like larger Spaghetti and represents one of the recent new items out of the line Formati Regionali of Rustichella d’Abruzzo. The classic condiment is aglione, a tomato sauce with a particular type of garlic cultivated only in Sarteano (Siena) and its surroundings. However, this pasta can be combined also with livers sauce or with sautéed breadcrumbs in olive oil. Condiments like Rustichella d’Abruzzo “ai Funghi Porcini” and the amazing “Tartufata” sauces are also recommended. Cooking time: 20-22 minutes.
Chitarra 500 g
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.
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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.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Bavettine all’Uovo is a tribute to the culinary tradition of Liguria. Made to be combined with the traditional Pesto of Liguria, it combines also with seafood-based condiments. We recommend it also with some of our sauces, such as ‘Vongole alla Marinara’, ‘Vongole’ and ‘alla Pescatora’, or with our organic ‘Pesto alla Genovese’ and a bit of Rustichella Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 4-6 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 has also thought of the most demanding foodies who find Tagliatelle to be a fundamental type of pasta, creating the jagged-edged “capricciosa” version, which allows the condiment to stick perfectly to the pasta. We recommend it with our ‘alla Bolognese’ or ‘alla Genovese’ sauces, or with ‘Porcini Mushroom’ cream, with a bit of Rustichella PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 4-6 minutes.
The groove running in the centre of this cinnamon-stick-shaped pasta collects the condiment inside. One of the most recommended recipes is “alla Norma”, in perfect Sicilian style. The intense taste of salted ricotta cheese matches well the sweetness of cherry tomato sauce and the delicacy of eggplant. A bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil makes it all complete. The lovers of the most traditional country recipes are recommended to cook Pasta al Ceppo with a condiment based on sausage, chicory and cloves of garlic. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
One of Rustichella d’Abruzzo new items that have recently been introduced in Italy and abroad. This type of pasta is similar to Torchietti and is made with 30% of puree of pumpkin. You absolutely need to try it with Rustichella truffle-aromatized Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 10-12 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.
Pappardelle all’Uovo is the most representative type of pasta from Latium and Tuscany, regions rich in game and, therefore, homelands of traditional meat-based recipes. Some of the condiments through which you can cook Pappardelle include, among many others, Boar meat, mushrooms, sausage and truffle. We recommend it also with our ‘alla Salsiccia’ and ‘ai Funghi Porcini’ sauces, or with our ‘Tartufata’ sauce with a bit of Rustichella d'Abruzzo PrimoGrano Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 5-7 minutes.
Capelli d’Angelo (Italian for “Angel’s hair”) is one of the classic types of the line Pastine, perfect to make vegetable soups, more full-bodied condiments like Rustichella d’Abruzzo “Pomodoro e Basilico” sauce with a bit of Rustichella Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or with a delicate scampi broth with a bit of minced parsley and chives. Cooking time: 5 minutes.
Curious, original, “shell-shaped” pasta, this type is particularly suitable for collecting the sauce in its interior. Perfect both with vegetables for a cold summer dish and with a sauce with olives or Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alla Norma" sauce. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Spaghetti is the most famous and sold type of pasta which has become over the years the symbol of the Italian culinary culture as well as worthy representative of Italy abroad. There are plenty of combinations: from fresh tomato sauce and basil, a tomato-based seafood, through the classic condiments like "Carbonara" and "Cacio e Pepe" to the vegetables. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
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.
Originally from Sardinia, the making process of this type of artisan pasta consists of rubbing durum wheat semolina in a big ceramic bowl where a mixture of water and saffron is squirted into (which gives the wonderful intense yellow colour) and then small irregular balls are made by hand and toasted in an oven. The traditional recipe is Fregola with clams, or cooked as risotto with seafood and lemon zest, or with turnip greens, cherry tomatoes, garlic and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Another good recipe is Fregola with roasted courgettes, cherry tomatoes and Rustichella d’Abruzzo chili-pepper-aromatized extra virgin olive oil, or the one by the starred chef William Zonfa, who usually cooks this type of pasta with fresh sausage, blueberry and Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes
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.
You have had a dish of egg Fettuccine at least once, right? Who hasn’t, anyway? Rustichella d’Abruzzo proposes one of the most famous types of pasta in the world, in its “Nest” version, which contains traditions and tastes. The rough and porous texture and the intense perfume of durum wheat semolina and fresh eggs coming out after opening will conquer your heart and palate. Try it in a delicate version with our PrimoGrano ‘Pomodoro a Pera d’Abruzzo’, a bit of PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You can also combine it with our ‘ai Funghi Porcini’, ‘alla Salsiccia’ and ‘alla Genovese’ sauces, and a bit of Abruzzo pecorino cheese. Cooking time: 4-6 minutes.