Pasta shapes that resemble small animals found in the garden or in fields are not uncommon.
Nastrini (tiny ribbons), originally from northern Italy, are rectangular with a scalloped edge, pinched together in the centre.
They look like little butterflies and are fun especially for children who associate them with the animal kingdom.
Nastrini are best used in broths, or in vegetable or bean soups.
This pasta is also excellent for preparing very delicate pasta dishes with light tomato and basil sauces.
Available in 500g pack.s
Conchigliette Lisce, a smaller, smooth variation of the classic Conchiglie Rigate, are a whimsical shape and have always been considered a great pasta for any kind of sauce for all the family because children love it too thanks to its shape inspired by small, attractive seashells.
Enjoy them in soups and vegetable broths. Excellent served with creamy sauces made from tomatoes and pulses such as peas, beans or chickpeas.
Available in 500g packs.