Pennine Pasta from Rustichella d'Abruzzo
Mini Penne Pasta from Abruzzo, Italy
A smaller version of the traditional smooth penne ("quills"). These delicate pointy tubes pile up beautifully on a plate, making them a chefs' favorite. Use pennine in everything from soup to macaroni and cheese to pasta salad. For a simple and wonderful lunch, toss pennine with freshly torn basil, balls of fresh mozzarella, halved cherry tomatoes and the best extra virgin olive oil for a simple and elegant lunch.
About the Producer:
In the town of Pianella in Italy's Abruzzo region, artisan pasta maker Gianluigi Peduzzi of Rustichella d'Abruzzo maintains a proud tradition started by his grandfather. He starts by choosing the best semolina from select durum wheat and mixing it with pure mountain spring water. The dough is then shaped using the same hand-carved bronze dies that Gianluigi’s grandfather used a century ago, giving the pasta just the right texture to capture all kinds of sauce. Lastly, slow drying in temperature controlled chambers for at least 56 hours imparts flavor and texture unlike any ordinary mass-produced pasta.
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