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.
Millerighe (a thousand lines), which are similar to Rigatoncello, are an exclusive type of pasta in the De Cecco range which has ridges etched closely together on the surface.
Millerighe pasta is particularly good with various meat sauces, sausage, pork and stews. Vegetable sauces with mushrooms, artichokes, courgettes and aubergines are also perfect with type of pasta.
Available in 500g pack.s