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 500 g pack.
A larger and thicker version of classic squared Maccheroni alla Chitarra from Abruzzo, Spaghettoni Quadrati is perfect for dishes with a strong, bold taste or for meals that need to be sautéed in the frying pan. Now this spaghetti is also available in a 7-grain version for dishes with a genuine taste, a wonderful fragrance and an abundance of aromas, that perfectly maintain their firmness during cooking.
Available in 400g packets.