The origins of Capellini, with their evocative name (fine hair) and light consistency, are contested between the area around Genoa, Naples and the Ciociaria (central Italy). It is one of the thinnest types of long pasta wound into a nest shape.
Even the name Capellini is reminiscent of the fine consistency of this type of pasta which is ideal for infants from 9 months old onwards to help them get used to eating food for grown-ups.
Simple condiments are recommended for this type of pasta. It is excellent combined with butter dressings, such as uncooked butter and cheese, or melted butter with sage and cheese. Egg or fresh raw tomato based sauces are also excellent. Another way to enjoy Capellini is in a light, chicken broth. In addition to broths and pasta dishes with sauces, this pasta is also used to prepare oven-baked dishes in the Naples region.
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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.
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