Historically, official mention of the term "spaghetto" can be traced back to the first dictionary of the Italian language by Nicolò Tommaseo and Bernardo Bellini (1819). The word "spaghetto" was included as the "masculine singular diminutive of spago (thread)" and mention is made of "Minestra di Spaghetti" (spaghetti soup) which is pasta the size of a long, thin thread such as sopracapellini (type of spaghetti)". An interesting fact: in 1957, the BBC aired the first documentary on the production of spaghetti and the day after, the television studios were inundated by phone calls from viewers asking for the name of the producers and distributors of spaghetti so they could buy some.
Spaghetti is so versatile that it can be served with any condiment, from fish to meat, from vegetables to cheese, but is also excellent served just with extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkling of parmesan.
Available in 500g pack.
The classic Italian kitchen staple now comes in an all-new version to enjoy: 7-Grain Spaghetti is a unique product, full of flavour and naturally packed with fibre, protein and phosphorus.
Thanks to its versatility, it can be complemented with any sauce or ingredient – from meat and fish to vegetables and cheeses – but it is also excellent just as a plain pasta with a simple drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and a dash of parmesan cheese.
Available in 400g packets.