In the south of Italy, the term "Zita" means the bride and as a matter of fact, this type of pasta is traditionally associated with weddings and is always served at wedding receptions.
Tradition has it that Zita , which is quite thick with a fairly rough texture, is broken by hand into uneven pieces, before being put in the saucepan to cook.
Zita Tagliata ( "tagliata" means cut) has been made shorter for a more practical use in the kitchen.
This type of pasta can be used to prepare oven-baked recipes or plates of pasta served with dense, colourful sauces of meat or fish, with green leaf vegetables or vegetables, or strong Italian cheeses, such as pecorino, provolone or caciocavallo.
Alternatively, Zita Tagliata is also excellent served with vegetable sauces prepared with tomato and the addition of peppers, aubergines and courgettes.
Available in 500g packs.
Spaghetti Tagliati (cut spaghetti) originate from the custom of breaking up long pasta when preparing recipes in broth or bean soups.
This pasta is great for all the family; for children who love eating it in broth flavoured with soft cheese and for adults who can enjoy it as a light and tasty dish.
Spaghetti Tagliati are mainly enjoyed in soups, with light, tasty broths enhanced with croutons or vegetables cut into julienne strips.
This pasta can be used in thick creamy or velvety soups.
Available in 500g pack.s