Legend has it that pasta was introduced to Italy by Marco Polo in the 13th century when he explored the far east. But historians can trace the history of pasta back further in time. In the 4th century there is an Etruscan tomb showing a group of people making what appears to be pasta. Since this early discovery, Italy have taken pasta to another level.
There is now known to be over 600 pasta shapes, which come in various sizes. They are divided up into three main categories:
Short Pasta – Conchiglie, Farfalle, Rigatoni
Long Pasta – Fettuccine, Linguine, Tagliatelle
Stuffed Pasta – Mezza Luna, Ravioli, Tortellini
Each region in Italy has their own take and version of pasta which is unique to the area. This is how we have so many varieties today.
In our product range we have 7 shapes on offer for customers to be interested in. These are as followed: Animals, Casareccia, Conchiglie, Fusilli, Maccheroni, Margherite, Penne.
We are sure that people often struggle to find out the correct amount of pasta to use per person. The recommended amount of pasta per serving is about 55 – 60 grams when dry, however this can vary depending on the shape of pasta.
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