Fusilli come from Campania and belong to the short, straight cut family of pasta.
In the past, Fusilli were made by hand according to a method that was passed down from one generation to the next. You had to rapidly twist a strand of spaghetti around a knitting needle with a skilled hand. The ability required to perform this procedure is reminiscent of that of spinners and as a matter of fact, the term "fusillo" comes from "fuso" (spindle) which was the tool used by spinners.
This pasta is particularly good with meat and fish based sauces or with condiments made with ricotta. It is also perfect with vegetable sauces too that are prepared with a tomato sauce with peppers, aubergines, olives and capers.
Available in 500g pack.
Pasta Mista (mixed pasta) is a typical pasta from southern Italy, especially from Naples, and has a tradition that has been handed down the generations.
Originally, the women of the house, to use up the leftover pasta, would mix it up to create tasty, appetising soups and the result was so good that this combination has become a new variation.
De Cecco has developed no less than ten varieties of Pasta Mista, both short and long, which is innovative in the pasta market.
Available in 500g packs.