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.
Ditalini Lisci (small smooth thimbles) are a smaller variation of the classic Ditali Lisci and are part of the minute pasta family from the Campania region.
The shape of this pasta is inspired by the sewing thimble, but is open at the top as well. Ditalini Lisci are mainly used for preparing vegetable soups with light, tasty broths and enhanced with croutons or vegetables cut into julienne strips.
This pasta can also be used in thick creamy or velvety soups.
Available in 500g pack.s