Garganelli, whose name is reminiscent of a chicken's oesophagus which in the dialect of Emilia Romagna is called "garganel", are short, ridged, pointed maccherone with the ends cut on a diagonal. This is done with a tool called a comb, similar to a loom, with two parallel pieces of wood joined by thin strips of reed.
The typical ridges are traditionally obtained by passing the outer surface of the pasta over a loom made of reeds called a "comb".
The best way to enjoy this type of pasta is to serve it with a tasty hare sauce or with a "guazzetto", a stew made from diced bacon and peas.
Available in 250g packs.
Lasagnette are consumed all over Italy and are part of the long, flat pasta family.
Their shape is particularly suited to the preparation of recipes based on tomato sauce with aromatic herbs or meat-based sauces.
They also go really well with spicy condiments or seafood sauces.
They are part of the culinary traditional in the Liguria region and are excellent for the preparation of first courses based on pesto.
Available in 500g pack.s