Paccheri are a typical pasta from the Campania region. The name comes from "paccarià" which in Neapolitan dialect means "slap". Probably in popular tradition it was a reference to the large, heavy consistency. This pasta is popular in other regions as well, albeit with different names.
It is recommended for preparing pasta dishes served with dense, hearty meat ragùs such as Neapolitan ragù which works its way inside the pasta and fills it with flavour.
Alternatively, it can be enjoyed in oven-baked dishes with cheese and tomato sauce or rich fish sauces.
Available in 500g packs.
From the beginning of the twentieth century, many forms of pasta have been inspired by mechanics and the automotive industry, such as Rotelle (cogs) or Lancette (clock hands).
Radiatori (radiators) are also part of this tradition and are cylinder-shaped with wavy fins across them which are really good for capturing sauces.
They are particularly suited for preparing plates of pasta served with dense, colourful sauces of meat of fish, with green vegetables or vegetables, or strong cheeses.
Try them when preparing delicious, colourful pasta salads.
Available in 500g pack.s