Pasta shapes that resemble small animals found in the garden or in fields are not uncommon.
The origins of Galletti (cockerels) are uncertain, but may well come from the Liguria region.
The shape is the same as Chifferi Rigati with the addition of a crimped line along the top edge that resembles a cockerel's crest.
The double-ended opening and the distinctive ridges mean that this pasta is perfect with less dense, more liquid sauces, all of which are captured inside it.
Galletti are excellent just with a simple tomato sauce, but are also delicious with sauces made from beef or pork or vegetables.
Available in 500g packs.
Gramigna, which originated in Emilia Romagna, is a type of pasta similar to a short bucatino which has been slightly twisted. Its shape resembles the tiny seed of one of the most common grasses.
Gramigna is traditionally accompanied by sausage based sauces or Bolognese ragù. In general, all meat and tomato based sauces go well with this type of pasta.
Available in 500g pack.s