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.
Rombi are a typical pasta shape from the rural culinary tradition of the Abruzzo region. The pasta is a variety of "sagne" cut into diamond shapes and widely used in the mountain districts.
Traditionally, this type of pasta was served with fish based sauces, sauces made from chicken and duck, and was widely used in rural cooking in the Abruzzo region, or with lamb based sauces, typical of the mountain districts.
Rombi are also ideal for preparing bean soups or with meat ragùs and tomato sauce.
Available in 500g pack.s