Tortiglioni are one of many varieties of maccherone, one of the oldest types of pasta originating from Naples.
The name in Italian refers to the shape and comes from the Vulgar Latin tortillare which literally means to wrap in a spiral with a characteristic pattern from the lathe used in pasta production.
The shape is particularly versatile, but also very original, and best suited to full-bodied sauces.
Tortiglioni are excellent served with succulent, meat-based sauces. They are also very good served with tomato sauce or vegetable and tomato sauces. It is a particularly suitable type of pasta for oven-baked dishes.
Available in 500g and 3 Kg packs.
From the beginning of the twentieth century, many forms of pasta have been inspired by mechanics and the automotive industry, such as Rotelle (cogs) or Lancette (clock hands).
Radiatori (radiators) are also part of this tradition and are cylinder-shaped with wavy fins across them which are really good for capturing sauces.
They are particularly suited for preparing plates of pasta served with dense, colourful sauces of meat of fish, with green vegetables or vegetables, or strong cheeses.
Try them when preparing delicious, colourful pasta salads.
Available in 500g pack.s