The Grattata pasta (gratings) belongs to the minute pasta family to be cooked in broth.
In Friuli Venezia Giulia, in the province of Trieste in particular, but also in other regions such as Tuscany and Basilicata, this type of broth was used as a starter at important meals, like wedding receptions, for example. It was thought that it stimulated the appetite in readiness for the rich, hearty dishes that were to follow.
In Umbria, on the other hand, it was cooked for nursing mothers in goose or pork broth.
Grattata pasta is especially good for preparing clear soups such as broths or consommé, enhanced with croutons or vegetables cut in julienne strips.
This pasta can be used in thick creamy or velvety soups.
Available in 500g pack.s.
Pasta Mista (mixed pasta) is a typical pasta from southern Italy, especially from Naples, and has a tradition that has been handed down the generations.
Originally, the women of the house, to use up the leftover pasta, would mix it up to create tasty, appetising soups and the result was so good that this combination has become a new variation.
De Cecco has developed no less than ten varieties of Pasta Mista, both short and long, which is innovative in the pasta market.
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