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.
Mezzi Paccheri are inspired by the typical Paccheri from the Campania region. The thickness, and size of this cut of pasta and its ability to soak up sauces makes it ideal for serving with fish and shellfish sauces. Try it with condiments based on tomato sauce or rich meat ragùs.
Available in 500g pack.s