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.
Candele Spezzate (broken candles) are a delicious variety of Candele, originally from the south of Italy, and their name and shape are derived from the candles that were carried during religious processions.
This pasta is excellent 'au gratin' and perfect for capturing and soaking up all the sauce.
Available in 500g pack.s