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.
Sagne a Pezzi 500 g
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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.
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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.
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.
Quadrucci all’Uovo tells the history of the most genuine side of Abruzzo region, when grandmothers used to do homemade fresh egg pasta, giving it the shape of tiny squares. The classic recipe is with a delicate vegetable broth with a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It can also combine with more full-bodied condiments like a vegetable pureed soup or a “Pomodoro e Basilico” soup, seasoned with a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 5 minutes.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Conchiglioni pasta is offered with the new captivating packaging in pure Kraft paper. During his event in Stadio Olimpico in Rome on April 2016, Michelin-starred Chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo presented the recipe with which he started out in Villa Crespi, cooking Rustichella d’Abruzzo Conchiglioni filled with Gorgonzola cheese and puree of green apple and rapa celery. Another Mediterranean recipe is Conchiglioni “alla Sorrentina” (addition of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil is recommended) or as a starter filled with tuna fish, tomatoes, capers, lemon zest, rocket and Rustichella d’Abruzzo rocket-aromatized extra virgin olive oil. It is recommended also with our condiment “alla Pecorara”. Cooking time: 11-14 minutes.
Originally from Abruzzo, this diamond-shaped type of artisan pasta is perfect for one of the typical dishes of this region, the "pasta and beans" (or chickpeas) or it can be accompanied with a chicken or vegetable broth. Also we recommend to try the taccozzette "Mare e Monti" with vegetables, Rustichella d'Abruzzo "Pescatora" sauce and extra virgin olive oil Intosso. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Originally from Sardinia, this 2 cm long striped shell-shaped pasta is the most used one when it comes to important events like historical commemorations, village celebrations, festivals and weddings. The simplicity of this pasta, deriving from the dough made with the best durum wheat semolina and water, bronze drawn and dried at low temperature, matches a wide range of condiments. The classic recipe is “alla Campinadese”, which is prepared with a condiment based on Sardinia’s sausage ragù, sautéed in extra virgin olive oil with chopped onion, tomato, saffron threads and grated Sardinia’s cheese. There are also several vegetable-based condiments to be combined with, such as the classic “broccoli and sausage” and a delicate pesto with spinach, almonds, Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Cooking time: 11-13 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.
Type of Fusilli in a "double S" shape, with a characteristic central groove, originally from Sicily, but also known in other regions of Southern Italy. It combines well with Rustichella d'Abruzzo meat sauce and condiments with vegetables or seafood. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
With a triangular section, Traghetti is a type of pasta made with 100% Abruzzo durum wheat semolina, bronze drawn and dried at low temperature. It combines very well with white seafood-based condiments or with a homemade ragu. We also recommend it with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “ai Funghi Porcini” and “Bianco alla Salsiccia” sauces. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
One of the most famous types of pasta in the world, made with 100% Abruzzo durum wheat semolina, bronze drawn and dried at low temperature, widely used in plenty of recipes: ‘mushrooms’, ‘sausage and saffron’ or the traditional ‘ragù all’abruzzese and Farindola Pecorino cheese’. It also combines perfectly with all of Rustichella d’Abruzzo red and white sauces. Cooking time: 7-9 minutes.
One of the traditional types of pasta from Campania. Long, candle-shaped and thicker than 1 cm, this pasta needs to be snapped before being cooked in a pot. The traditional recipe is Candele Lunghe cooked in oven as a classic “red” timballo (meat ragu, mozzarella and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese) or “white” (besciamella sauce, artichokes, cherry tomatoes, olives and bufala mozzarella cheese). It combines well with sauces such as Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Pecorara” and “all’Ortolana”. Cooking time: 7-8 minutes.
The fagiolo Tondino of Abruzzo (round bean) was historically cultivated in Tavo and Nora valleys, once full of mills. Rustichella d’Abruzzo wants to propose again this ancient legume with PrimoGrano line, created in order to enhance the typical products of Abruzzo tradition in the Vestina area. The Tondino bean, harvested and selected by hand, is a top quality product strictly linked to the land of Abruzzo, with its unique and delicate taste. It is often used to prepare rustic soups and was consumed in the past as alternative to meat. For this reason, countless recipes with this ancient legume have been handed down from mother to daughter throughout the years.
Exclusive type of Rustichella d'Abruzzo made with the best selections of durum wheat, the "Spaghettone del Leone" has a circular section of 2.6 mm, and it is bronze-drawn and dried at low temperature. This Spaghetto is heftier and thicker than the classic one and the Spaghettone PrimoGrano, made to satisfy even more demanding palates. The condiments are represented from the best Rustichella d'Abruzzo sauces like “Amatriciana”, “Cacio e Pepe”, “Norma” and white sauce with porcini mushrooms. Cooking time: 14-16 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.
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.