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.
De Cecco Semola di Grano Duro Rimacinata Biologica is the result of a centuries old tradition and the search for the best ingredients. It is obtained by using exclusively natural methods and combines the quest for authenticity with the love of taste.
The products, which are cultivated according to the European Regulations on Organic Agriculture, respect environmental balance since no chemical fertilisers or artificial chemical insecticides are used for their production. Natural cultivation techniques and fertilisers are adopted and they are subjected to the same strict controls, inspections, sampling and analyses of the control system in use throughout Europe.
The Semola Rimacinata (re-milled semolina flour) is particularly suited to making fragrant home-made bread and to preparing, either by hand or with an automatic pasta machine, excellent fettuccine, maccheroni alla chitarra, gnocchi and any other type of pasta with or without eggs.
Available in 1 Kg packs.