Historically, official mention of the term "spaghetto" can be traced back to the first dictionary of the Italian language by Nicolò Tommaseo and Bernardo Bellini (1819). The word "spaghetto" was included as the "masculine singular diminutive of spago (thread)" and mention is made of "Minestra di Spaghetti" (spaghetti soup) which is pasta the size of a long, thin thread such as sopracapellini". An interesting fact: in 1957, the BBC aired the first documentary on the production of spaghetti and the day after, the television studios were inundated by phone calls from viewers asking for the name of the producers and distributors of spaghetti so they could buy some.
Spaghetti is so versatile that it can be served with any condiment, from fish to meat, from vegetables to cheese, but is also excellent served just with extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkling of parmesan.
Available in 500g and 3 Kg packs.
Conchiglioni Rigati (large grooved shells), which originate from the Campania region, are now very popular all over Italy.
The unusual size and shell shape makes this pasta ideal for capturing sauces and so, is an unbeatable shape for preparing oven-baked, filled pasta dishes, with fish or meat sauces.
In addition to being baked in the oven and filled, this pasta can also be enjoyed with fresh condiments such as light, springtime sauces with mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil.
Available in 500g packs.