In the 19th century, hair curlers were called "diavolini" (little devils) because they were curved. This may well be the origin of the name of this particular shape of pasta which belongs to the minute pasta family for cooking in broth.
Diavolini were undoubtedly invented to stimulate the imagination of children who commonly eat this pasta in vegetable soups. It is also ideal for preparing clear vegetable soups, such as broth or consommé, with the addition of croutons or vegetables cut into julienne strips.
This pasta can be used in thick creamy or velvety soups.
Available in 500g pack.s
Among the countless versions of maccherone, apparently Sedani were first created in Naples with a smooth shape and the name "denti di elefante" (elephant's tooth), and later acquired the grooved pattern like the ridges on celery, according to some from Tuscany, and the change in the original name.
Sedani Rigati (ridged version) go very well with elaborate condiments such as ragùs made from meat and mushrooms or sausage, but they are equally as good for preparing oven-baked dishes or simply with tomato and basil.
Available in 500g or 3 Kg packs.