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.
Quadretti (little squares) belong to the minute pasta family to be cooked in broth.
This is a classic pasta made from leftovers and was usually created, as in the case of maltagliati, from the pasta that was left over from making fettuccine on festive occasions.
This pasta is especially good for preparing clear soups such as broths or consommé, enhanced with croutons or vegetables cut in julienne strips.
It can be used in thick creamy or velvety soups.
Available in 500g pack.s