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PASTA CORTA - SHORT PASTA
The AIDEPI - Association of Italian confectionery and pasta industries - counted 300 different formats of pasta! How can you choose the right one for each dish?
We start from “Short” Pasta formats: these are perfect for wintery soups with chickpeas, beans and lentils but also for summery pasta salads to eat cold on the beach or at your outdoor barbecue parties!
Our favorite short pasta formats and recipes are:
FUSILLI - great with a simple fresh cherry tomato sauce and a leaf of basil on top.
PENNE - the go-to format for more spicy sauces like Arrabbiata and Puttanesca
FARFALLE - perfect for your summer pasta salad or with vegetable sauces like zucchini, peas and pumpkin.
RIGATONI - these make a great “Pasta al Forno” but are also great for Pasta alla Norma with eggplants, fresh tomatoes and ricotta cheese.