Rigatoni (large Grooves) pasta originates from bella Roma and is one of the most popular Central – Southern Italian pasta shapes.
This Rigatoni by Grania in Naples is a medium size tube pasta with grooved edges, slightly curved and with square ends. It captures the sauce on its inside and outside creating a large surface area for binding.
Great with chunky sauces like ragu, but also very successful with more or less any tomato or cream sauce and even baked pasta dishes.
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!
The pasta has a lovely golden yellow colour and is just another reason they call them Vesuvius Gems!
From: Naples, Campania, Italy
Grania’s Bucatini and Trofie pasta have both won Gold 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.