In the 19th century, hair curlers were called "diavolini" (little devils) because they were curved. This may well be the origin of the name of this particular shape of pasta which belongs to the minute pasta family for cooking in broth.
Diavolini were undoubtedly invented to stimulate the imagination of children who commonly eat this pasta in vegetable soups. It is also ideal for preparing clear vegetable soups, such as broth or consommé, with the addition of croutons or vegetables cut into julienne strips.
This pasta can be used in thick creamy or velvety soups.
Available in 500g pack.s
Casareccia is originally from Sicily, but is also characteristic of other southern Italian regions.
This pasta is shaped like a small, smooth piece of parchment, rolled up and folded in at the top. The name conjures up its bygone home-made origins, an interpretation of the Arab-style "pasta busiata" obtained with the thin stem of a plant around which pieces of dough were at one time wrapped.
Casareccia is very good with classic ragù, although the smooth, slightly porous surface is also ideal for capturing all types of sauces, from traditional ones to even the simplest of sauces.
Available in 500g or 3 Kg packs.