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De Cecco Mezze Penne Rigate Pasta 500g


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Mezze Penne Rigate belong to the Penne family and differ from them in that they are shorter. The term penne in the Italian language refers to the goose feather, which was previously used for writing and which was cut diagonally to create a thin line tip. The format, which is obtained from a smooth or striped noodle tube of variable length, has the characteristic diagonal cut that is typical of the pen. Penne is one of the few pasta shapes with a specific date of birth: In 1865 a pasta maker from San Martino d'Albaro (Genoa), Giovanni Battista Capurro, applied for and received a patent for a diagonal cutting machine. The patent was important because it made it possible to cut fresh pasta in the shape of a pen in a variable format between 3 and 5 centimeters (half penne or penne) without crushing it. We read in the document kept in the Central State Archives of Rome: 'Until now, the diagonal cut could only be achieved with hand scissors, a method that was not only too slow and expensive, but also had the disadvantage of making one irregular cut and crush the pastes '. Thanks to their small size, the Mezze Penne Rigate are perfect for mixing with spices, especially the creamier ones, both red with a tomato and white cheese base, and with the classic soups that should be enjoyed with a spoon.

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