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.
Spaccatella originally comes from Sicily and is part of the whimsical, dried pasta family.
The distinctive curved shape, with a hollowed split in the centre makes this pasta especially versatile, but also original. It is perfect for traditional, dense sauces.
Spaccatella is excellent for preparing pasta dishes served with light sauces made from tomatoes, but also goes really well with meat ragù.
Unbeatable with Sicilian pesto made from ricotta and dried tomatoes.
Available in 500g pack.s