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Senatore Cappelli Maccheroni Pugliesi Pasta - 14.1 oz
Amy Riolo Selections Maccheroni Pugliesi Italian pasta is made from 100% Senatore Cappelli grains which are known as the "chosen breed" of wheat in Puglia Italy where it is grown. This type of wheat was cultivated in the 1930s and 1940s in Puglia by Senator Raffaele Cappelli after whom it is named. Senatore Cappelli wheat contains trace elements such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, and zinc as well as B vitamins and E that are not found in industrially manufactured pasta.
Amy Riolo Selections Maccheroni Pugliesi are grown and milled in Italy by Pastificio Marella which is located in the heart of Puglia (the old Magna Grecia) in the province of Bari. Marella, an entirely family run company, is renowned throughout Italy as one the finest producers of traditional Apulian handmade pastas. While industrial pasta factories use a more resistant Teflon-coated steel die, pastas produced at the Marella Factory, or "Pastificio Marella", are extruded through a bronze die, giving the pasta a rough texture to better hold sauce.
One of the Puglia region’s prized pasta shapes, Maccheroni Pugliesi, are able to hold lots of savory sauce in their hollow center. Traditionally paired with meat sauces, they make beautiful edible centerpieces for special occasions or simple family dinners. They are the perfect gift for Italian cuisine or pasta enthusiasts. This pasta is dried slowly at a low temperature for three to four days, yielding a uniquely flavored product that expands when cooked, yet still retains its shape and nutrients. The result is a wonderful aroma and texture superior to rivaled artisan and even handmade pastas.