Tagliatelle all’Uovo Paglia e Fieno tell the story of all those families who gather around a rich table on Sundays. The combination of durum wheat semolina, fresh eggs and spinach give the palate the joy of conviviality and traditional tastes. Try this speciality with full-bodied meat-based sauces or with the more delicate vegetable-based ones. We recommend it with one of our ‘alla Salsiccia’, ‘alle Olive’ and ‘alla Genovese’ sauces, with a bit of Rustichella d'Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 5-7 minutes.
Pennine Rigate 500 g
With a smaller diameter than Penne Rigate and a superior length, this short pasta shape combines very well with zucchini and shrimp, vegetables and with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "Arrabbiata" or "Puttanesca" sauce. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
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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.
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.
With a length significantly lower than Penne Rigate, this short pasta is known to be the most widely used shape in the realization of a first course with seasoning "alla Amalfitana" (tuna, tomatoes, mozzarella and black olives). It matches the Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alle Olive", "all’Ortolana" and "Amatriciana" sauces. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
The history of kiwi began in China more than 700 years ago, where it was very well appreciated in Great Khan’s empire for its delicious taste and emerald-coloured pulp. It began to be widespread in the rest of the world in the 19th century, when a collector of the Royal British Society of Horticulture sent to his homeland some fruits and seeds. It was imported in Italy in the 70s, and nowadays it is the second world’s largest producer, thanks to its climate and the passion of its farmers. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Originally from Northern Italy, this type of bow-tie-shaped short pasta is very commonly served in Emilia-Romagna, Abruzzo and Apulia. The most famous recipes are Farfalloni with salmon and cream, peas and speck or pumpkin fondue, nutmeg and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. This kind of pasta combines well also with several sauces like the classic Rustichella d’Abruzzo tomato and basil sauce, with a bit of Rustichella chili-pepper-aromatized extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 11-13 minutes.
A typical shape of the culinary tradition of Abruzzo, made with 100% eggs from hens in barns, without water, bronze drawn and slowly dried at low temperature (in kraft paper package). This type of pasta has a texture with an exceptional roughness, visible to the naked eye. We recommend it with some red sauces, such as Rustichella d’Abruzzo ‘alla Pecorara’, ‘Amatriciana’, ‘Ortolana’ or ‘alla Salsiccia’. Cooking time: 13-15 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.
An old saying goes “Se le farfalle possono volare 1000 km, pensa a quello che puoi fare tu” (if butterflies can fly 1000 km, just imagine what you can do”). Rustichella d’Abruzzo Farfalle Rigate all’Uovo brings into your kitchen the love for food and the traditional recipes. The aim of the stripes on the outer surface is to collect the condiments and make them stick to it, just like the pollen sticks to the wings of the butterflies. For this reason, we recommend Farfalle Rigate with full-bodied sauces, such as ‘alla Genovese’ or ‘rosso alla Salsiccia’ by Rustichella. For the lovers of more intense tastes, we recommend it with a condiment made of fresh stir-fried sausage with broccoli and radicchio and a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 9 minutes.
A type of pasta made with durum wheat semolina and high quality water, similar to Tagliatelle but with a higher thickness and with a line carved on the surface that allows better absorption of the sauce, it goes well with red meat sauces such as wild boar, with mushrooms or just with fresh tomatoes and basil. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
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.
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
Originally from Calabria, Fusilli al Ferretto is a type of handmade pasta created by rolling the dough around a knitting needle. It is one of the new items of the Formati Regionali line and can easily combine with an artichocke and nut sauce, or with sausage and chicory pesto, or with radicchio of Treviso and crispy speck. It matches well Rustichella d'Abruzzo red sauces such as the "Ortolana", the "Genovese" and "Puttanesca". Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo long-shaped pasta aromatized with Black Squid Ink. The classic recipe is with squids, prawns, cherry tomatoes and mullet’s eggs, or with smoked salmon and Rustichella d’Abruzzo Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We recommend it with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “Pomodoro e Basilico” sauce. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
Spaghettoni is a classic type of pasta that cannot be missing in your kitchen, with its section of 2,15 mm. Produced with 100% Abruzzo durum wheat semolina, bronze drawn and dried at low temperature, it has a unique texture and perfume of wheat. The best recipe with it is “Carbonara”, or combined with some Rustichella d’Abruzzo red and white condiments, such as “Cacio e Pepe” or “alla Salsiccia” sauces. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.