Penne Rigate are part of the short, diagonal cut, ridged pasta family and are one of the most well-known type of pasta, as well as being the most versatile in the kitchen. In Italian, the term "Penne" refers to the goose feather which was used historically to write with and was cut on a diagonal to achieve a really thin tip. The shape, obtained from a pasta tube, can be smooth or ridged, of varying length and has the typical diagonal cut of a quill. Penne are one of the few types of pasta for which there is an exact date when it was created. Indeed, in 1865, a pasta-maker from San Martino d'Albaro (Genoa), Giovanni Battista Capurro, requested and obtained a patent for a diagonal cutting machine. The patent was important because it meant the fresh pasta could be cut like a quill without crushing it and in different lengths from 3 to 5 centimetres (mezze "half" penne or penne). The document preserved in the Central Archive of the State of Rome reads: "Up until now, a diagonal cut could o
Ingredients: Wholemeal Durum Wheat Semolina, Vitamins (niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Iron (ferrous Lactate). Contains Wheat. May Contain Soy.
Allergens: Not Available
Storage: STORE AWAY FROM HEAT, HUMIDITY AND DIRECT SUNLIGHT
- SLOW DRYING We still use the same method today to best preserve the natural flavor and aroma of wheat and the natural color of our semolina for a superior quality pasta.
- "WHOLLY" FROM OUR MILL The semolina used in our De Cecco Whole Wheat Pasta comes directly from our mill, where the best durum wheat is ground. Our method preserves the valuable wheat germ and gives our pasta the "whole" flavor of the grain.
- COLD MAJELLA MOUNTAIN WATER We make our dough solely with cold water from the Majella mountains, at a temperature of less than 59ﾰ F ensuring perfect firmness when cooked.
- BRONZE-DRAWN TEXTURE We craft our pasta with bronze draw plates to guarantee the ideal porosity to best capture the sauce.