De Cecco Pennoni Lisci #38
Pennoni Lisci are a larger variant of the classic Penne Lisce and, thanks to their size, they are able to hold condiments in the best possible way.
The absence of scratches is compensated by a surprising softness, which gives the palate sublime sensations. Delicate and refined, they enhance aromas, flavors and fragrances to the maximum.
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 with a pen 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 ".
Pennoni Lisci are excellent for the preparation of dry pasta topped with Neapolitan-style meat sauce, Genoese sauce, meat and vegetable sauces or for succulent baked pies.