De Cecco Pennette Rigate #241 500g

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Pennette Rigate belong to the Penne family and differ from them by slightly smaller diameter.

The term Penne refers, in the Italian language, to the goose quill formerly used to write and which was cut on the bias to obtain a tip with a thin line. The format, obtained from a tube of pasta, smooth or striped, of variable length, has the characteristic diagonal cut typical of the writing pen.

Penne are one of the few pasta shapes with a certain date of birth: in 1865, in fact, a pasta maker from San Martino d'Albaro (Genoa), Giovanni Battista Capurro, asked for and obtained a patent for a diagonal cutting machine. The patent was important because it allowed fresh pasta to be cut in the shape of a pen without crushing it, in a variable format between 3 and 5 centimeters (half penne or penne). We read in the document preserved in the Central State Archives of Rome: " Up to now it was not possible to obtain the diagonal cut except with hand scissors, a method which, in addition to being too slow and expensive, had the drawback of producing a irregular cut and crush the pastes ".

Penne Mezzane Rigate are excellent for the preparation of dry pasta seasoned with beef or pork ragout. They are also perfectly suited to vegetable-based sauces such as aubergines, peppers, courgettes and artichokes or more whimsical recipes with salmon or vodka.

  • Durum wheat semolina - may contain soy .

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