Pasta types

27 Jul: Trofie pasta

Of all the pasta that we make, we love making trofie best of all. It is one of a number…

27 Jul: Cencioni – strascinati pasta

Cencioni pasta look very similar to orecchiette or foglie d’ulivo, falling somewhere in the middle in form and shape. It…

25 Jul: Lorighittas

Lorighittas, a Sardinian pasta in the shape of an earring, has been passed down by women from generation to generation….

25 Jul: Strascinati or fagiolini pasta

Strascinati is a typical pasta shape of an ancient southern region of Italy known as Lucania, which is now known…

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…