Rustichella d’Abruzzo proposes Pappardelle al Limone, made with top quality durum wheat semolina, fresh eggs and lemon juice added to the dough, bronze drawn and slowly dried at low temperature, in order to obtain an incomparable texture. The perfume of lemon mixed with the one of eggs will conquer you right after opening the packaging. We recommend it with a boar meat ragù, mullet’s eggs, truffle slivers and a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or with our ‘Ragù bianco alla Salsiccia’ with fresh radicchio and a bit of Abruzzo Pecorino cheese. Cooking time: 4 minutes.
Paccherini blue sky 250 g
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.
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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.
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.
Originally from Southern Italy, this type of pasta was made in ancient times by skilled pasta makers, twirling rapidly Spaghetti around an iron rod. Today, Fusilli represents one of the most famous shapes of pasta in the world. Recommended with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alla Salsiccia" or "Genovese" sauces. Cooking time: 9-11 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.
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.
Produced through the same bronze dies used for the Paccheri, Rustichella d'Abruzzo proposes the Mezzi Paccheri, a shape of the same diameter, but half the length of the classic Paccheri. Perfect to collect any condiment thanks to its roughness on the surface, Mezzi Paccheri is excellent when combined with seafood and crustaceans for a typical Mediterranean-flavoured first course. Rustichella d'Abruzzo suggests to enjoy this shape with a classic recipe of the maritime gastronomy, such as "Pescatora" sauce or "Puttanesca" sauce, all by Rustichella d'Abruzzo. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Calamarata is named after the calamari (Italian for ‘squid’) and looks like their rings. It is produced on Saturdays because the drying process needs to last 40 hours. The classic recipe is with seafood with a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil and parsley. We recommend it with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alle Vongole alla Marinara” sauce or “alla Napoletana” sauce with a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo chili-pepper-aromatized extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 12-14 minutes.
This kind of pasta that looks like retinal rods derives its name from the popular and ironic gluttony of priests (literally “priestchokers”). It combines well with a condiment “Mari e Monti” with pecorino cheese, turnip greens and mussels or broccoli and sausage. It is recommended also with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Genovese” and “alla Pescatora” sauces. Cooking time: 13-18 minutes.
Artisan pasta aromatized with Spinach leaves from Italian cultivations, similar to Spaghetti but with a bigger diameter. It matches Rustichella d’Abruzzo organic “Pomodoro e Basilico” sauce or “alla Arrabbiata” sauce, or with Rustichella d’Abruzzo organic “Pesto alla Genovese”, not pasteurised. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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 Stuzzicarelli al Peperoncino could not be missing, for the lovers of spicy tastes. Made with top quality durum wheat semolina, fresh eggs and chili pepper powder, we recommend it with Pecorino cheese fondue and crispy cheek lard, or with our ‘alla Genovese’ or ‘Vongole alla Marinara’ sauces. Cooking time: 4 minutes.