Pennette Rigate Bio Integrale belong to the family of Penne, but differ in diameter as they are slightly smaller.
In Italian, the term "Penne" refers to the goose feather which was used historically to write with and was cut on a diagonal to achieve a really thin tip. The shape, obtained from a pasta tube, can be smooth or ridged, of varying length and has the typical diagonal cut of a quill.
Penne are one of the few types of pasta for which there is an exact date when it was created. Indeed, in 1865, a pasta-maker from San Martino d'Albaro (Genoa), Giovanni Battista Capurro, requested and obtained a patent for a diagonal cutting machine. The patent was important because it meant the fresh pasta could be cut like a quill without crushing it and in different lengths from 3 to 5 centimetres (mezze "half" penne or penne). The document preserved in the Central Archive of the State of Rome reads: "Up until now, a diagonal cut could only be made by hand with a pair of scissors which, in addition to being slow and time-consuming, also resulted in an irregular cut which flattened the pasta".
Pennette Rigate Bio Integrale are excellent for preparing pasta dishes with meat ragù made from beef or pork. They also adapt perfectly to sauces made from vegetables such as aubergines, peppers, courgettes and artichokes or to more extravagant recipes with salmon or vodka.
Available in 500g packs.
De Cecco Semola di Grano Duro Rimacinata Biologica is the result of a centuries old tradition and the search for the best ingredients. It is obtained by using exclusively natural methods and combines the quest for authenticity with the love of taste.
The products, which are cultivated according to the European Regulations on Organic Agriculture, respect environmental balance since no chemical fertilisers or artificial chemical insecticides are used for their production. Natural cultivation techniques and fertilisers are adopted and they are subjected to the same strict controls, inspections, sampling and analyses of the control system in use throughout Europe.
The Semola Rimacinata (re-milled semolina flour) is particularly suited to making fragrant home-made bread and to preparing, either by hand or with an automatic pasta machine, excellent fettuccine, maccheroni alla chitarra, gnocchi and any other type of pasta with or without eggs.
Available in 1 Kg packs.