Are you ready to embark on a journey through the wondrous world of pasta? Buckle up because we're taking a grand tour of all our favorite pasta shapes! After all, there's a pasta shape for every mood, every sauce, and every craving - and lucky for you, they're all packed neatly into this delightful box!
But wait, there's more! They come wrapped in our gorgeous Giadzy boxes, making them the ultimate gift for any pasta lover in your life.
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Organic Paccheri Pasta: Our Giadzy organic paccheri is a delicious pasta with a colorful past. Its name comes from the Neapolitan word for "slap," for the noise that happens when the cooked pasta is mixed with sauce, but that’s only the second most interesting thing about it: This may be the only pasta ever to have been involved in an international smuggling conspiracy!
Organic Nodi Marini Pasta: Our organic nodi marini ("sailor's knots") are loosely twisted coils of pasta, so named because they resemble the complicated rope knots that all sailors must know. One of Giada’s favorite shapes, she discovered it on a trip to Italy and was determined to bring it back to the U.S.! In Puglia, it’s sometimes known as molloni (“springs”), while in parts of Naples it’s known as vesuvio, in honor of the great volcano Vesuvius that towers over the region. No matter what you call it, each knotty bite is a delight.
Organic Manfredi Lunghi Pasta: There's nothing more elegant than the long, ruffled edges of our organic manfredi lunghi, a fanciful pasta that’s sometimes also called mafaldine or reginette. While the shape was a longtime favorite in Campania, some local pasta makers renamed their Manfredi to celebrate the birth of Princess Mafalda of Savoy (reginette means “little queens”) in 1902. True to pasta-making tradition, our manfredi is super-sized, measuring some 22 inches in length! Before machines could easily cut pasta to consistent sizes, pasta would be hung to dry at whatever length the dough created. It was sold extra-long, with the intention that home cooks would break the pasta up to suit their needs; in Naples, the cracking sound of pasta being broken for Sunday dinner would echo through the streets.