This is a lovely pasta with three totally natural colours and mixed shapes all together. It turns a meal into an event!
Award winning producers from Naples, Grania use only high quality durum wheat pasta with totally natural colouring from spinach, beetroot, tomato, carrots and eggplant. Orecchiette is a very versatile pasta shape and great with fish and meat sauces.
Try it with tuna, speck and cream or spicy sausage and tomato. The colours remain true after cooking and the orecchiette look amazing on the plate. Of course, as with all artisan-quality pasta, they taste delicious too!
THE GRANIA PASTA RANGE
Grania have called this range of gourmet pasta Le Gemme del Vesuvio or Vesuvius Gems. In the Volcano’s shadow, a group of artisan pasta makers apply their art every day to produce a pasta which looks and tastes fabulous. Only 3 ingredients are used. The finest durum wheat, the purest water and time. Lots of it.
At Grania, they have revived an ancient Neapolitan production process which involves drawing the pasta through bronze moulds to produce a rough surface which grabs the sauce and binds to it. The pasta is then dried very slowly at low temperatures to maintain all of its natural taste and goodness.
It keeps its shape and consistency perfectly when cooking and the al dente moment is very forgiving in case you just miss it!
From: Naples, Campania, Italy
Grania’s Bucatini pasta has won Gold Medal at the Great Taste Awards. Widely considered the Oscars of artisan food in the UK, this bears testimony to the quality of this fine pasta range.