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Pasta types

31 Mar: Pasta Dough Recipes

We are always building and tweaking our recipes for pasta dough. You have possibly already discovered that there are a…

29 Mar: Spaghetti

Spaghetti is the classic pasta shape. The name means ‘small strings’ and is Italy’s favourite dish. Each Italian eats an…

15 Mar: Corzetti

Genoa and the region of Liguria boasts one of the most unusual pasta shapes: ‘corzetti‘, also known as ‘croxetti‘.  This…

14 Mar: Coriandoli

Coriandoli, pronounced ‘core-ree-ann-doli’, is the word for ‘confetti’ in Italian. Colourful and shaped pastas such as these are generally referred…

13 Mar: Gemelli

The word ‘gemelli‘ is Italian for “twins,” and appears to be a short pasta made up of two strands of…

10 Mar: Shells, conchiglie, conchiglioni, conchiglietti

This pasta shape comes in 3 sizes. Conchigliette are the smallest and traditionally used in soups. Conchiglie are the middle…

08 Mar: Cavatappi from southern Italy

Cavatappi was created in southern Italy and due to its S-shaped spiral, is named after the Italian word for corkscrew….

08 Mar: Mafaldine from Naples

Many Italian pasta shapes have a history and mafaldine is one of them. It is long, flat and 1/2 inch…

07 Mar: Linguine from Liguria

Linguine, meaning ‘little tongues’ in Italian, is a type of pasta produced both industrially or by hand from durum wheat…

06 Mar: Bucatini from Lazio

Bucatini is a type of pasta famous in the Lazio region, central Italy. Bucatini looks like a very thick pasta….

05 Mar: Casarecce

This wonderfully versatile pasta known as ‘Casarecce‘ meaning home-style or homemade, has it’s origins in Sicily and is very popular…

05 Mar: Angel Hair Pasta

Angel hair is a type of pasta called ‘capellini‘, meaning ‘small hairs‘ or ‘capelli d’angelo‘, meaning ‘angel hair‘ in Italian….