This typical type of artisan pasta from Apulia region, derives its name from its characteristic shape (orecchiette means ‘small ears’) made by pushing the dough with thumbs. The classical recipe with orecchiette is “alla Pugliese” with turnip greens, sausage and garlic. It also combines with a meat ragù and Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Pecorara” or “alla Salsiccia” sauces. Cooking time: 12-16 minutes.
Dragon fruit and Ribes Spaghetti 500 g
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Dragon fruit and Currant a combination that recalls intensity and decision. With a rosy color, this spaghetti is perfect for dishes full of energy because it is rich in minerals and vitamins. Moreover, thanks to the roughness of the artisan spaghetti that manages to capture every single flavor, it will make every seasoning its own.
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The intense perfume of black Truffle together with the taste of eggs and durum wheat semolina will give you an unforgettable experience. Try Rustichella d’Abruzzo Laganelle al Tartufo in the classic recipe with Porcini mushrooms, nuts and Alba black truffle slivers. We recommend it also with our ‘Tartufata’ sauce or our ‘ai Funghi Porcini’ sauce, with a bit of Rustichella d'Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 4 minutes.
Originally from Campania, this shape looks like giant Maccheroni and is one of the most cooked types of pasta in Italy and in the world. Paccheri is used in a lot of recipes: from king prawns with Porcini mushrooms and nduja (a type of spicy sausage), to mozzarella cheese and pepper sauce, or with prawns and mashed mullet’s eggs, or cherry tomatoes and burrata cheese. Also, they can be filled with asparugs and bufala mozzarella cheese or mixed vegetables. It is recommended also with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Napoletana” or “alle Vongole” sauces. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
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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.
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.
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: 16-18 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 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.
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.
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.
Originally from Liguria, this type of artisan pasta is traditionally served with pesto, seasonal green beans and potatoes, or with cherry tomatoes, courgettes and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, or with ham and asparagus. It matches also Rustichella d’Abruzzo organic tomato and basil sauce or “alla Genovese”. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
High quality durum wheat semolina pasta. We suggest pairing with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, an excellent source of energy and essential fatty acids, produced from olives from the vestina area called "golden triangle" with a intense but not strong taste, it is suitable for all . Cooking time: 7 minutes.
Eat it or Drink from it. The eco-sustainable alternative to the ubiquitous plastic straw. Made using pasta, gluten free and 100% biodegradable, it is the perfect solution to the issue of enviromental sustainability.
Originally from South-central Italy, this oval-shaped and slightly curled type of artisan pasta is widely used in several traditional recipes. For instance, during the Palio festivity in Siena, Rustichella d’Abruzzo Cencioni are cooked with Pecorino cheese fondue, cherry tomatoes and rocket and served as prize for the winner. The Mediterranean variations of this recipe include the use of tomatoes, anchovies, capers and salted ricotta cheese, or sheep’s ricotta cheese, Calabrian sausage, tomato puree and Tropea onion. We recommend it with Rustichella d’Abruzzo organic tomato sauce and basil for the lovers of simple tastes. Cooking time: 20-22 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.