For Giada De Laurentiis, pasta has always been one of the great pleasures of the table: it’s healthy and delicious; it can be light and delicate or rich and hearty; it’s readily available and easy to prepare—everything you want in a meal. And nothing satisfies a craving for Italian food quite like it! In Everyday Pasta, Giada invites you to share her love of this versatile staple with more than a hundred brand-new recipes for pasta dishes. What better way to get started on building your Everyday Pasta pantry than with 4 bags of Giada's very favorite pasta straight from Italy?
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Signed Everyday Pasta Book: For Giada De Laurentiis, pasta has always been one of the great pleasures of the table: it’s healthy and delicious; it can be light and delicate or rich and hearty; it’s readily available and easy to prepare—everything you want in a meal. And nothing satisfies a craving for Italian food quite like it! In Everyday Pasta, Giada invites you to share her love of this versatile staple with more than a hundred brand-new recipes for pasta dishes, as well as for complementary sauces, salads, and sides tempting enough to bring the whole family to the dinner table.
Fusilli Corti: Setaro’s fusilli corti is not your everyday fusilli! These perfect corkscrews are so named because they were traditionally made by hand by deftly wrapping each strand around a knitting needle or spindle (fusilli comes from the word fuso, or spindle). Now, they’re produced on traditional bronze dies in the Setaro family factory in a process that’s a little less painstaking but no less delicious. It’s a whimsical shape that’s hard to find in the U.S. and is only made by a few Italian pasta producers.
Lumaconi: This lumaconi from Setaro is proof that there’s still plenty of room for creativity in the pasta profession. With all the rich history that surrounds much Italian cuisine, you might have thought pasta making was purely a matter of tradition, with artisans molding the same shapes that have been around for centuries. But these are a relatively new addition to the pasta pantheon, with a name taken from the Italian for snail. Like their namesake garden dweller, lumaconi are coiled, with a large open pocket that ends in a curled, pinched end. More complex than a simple shell, this adorable shape has become an instant classic thanks to its versatility.
Fettuccine: These wild, flat fettucce noodles are perfect for standing up to hearty sauces and rich ragus. The Setaro family have been making pasta the same way for more than 80 years. The secret to its incredible flavor is in the fresh semolina flour they use, which is minimally processed to retain its nutritional value. When your product only has two ingredients, flour and water, you’d better make sure they’re the best!
Mezze Millerighe: With deep furrows that run the length of its wide tubes, this millerighe ("thousand lines") from Setaro is satisfyingly stocky addition to your pasta pantry. The grooved texture of this distinctive pasta creates a denser bite that allows its robust flavor to shine, showcasing the high quality of the raw ingredients go into this deceptively simple product. In addition, millerighe’s many ridges create extra surface area for sauce to cling to, ensuring every mouthful is as flavorful as can be. This mezze millerighe is shorter and wider than a ziti or rigatoni. It’s a versatile shape that will be right at home in just about any recipe.