Trottole Pasta di Gragnano, made by Pastificio dei Campi, is a tightly formed twist of pasta whose name means ‘spinning top’. The ridges give the shape extra bite for a real al dente effect. It also works brilliantly in cold pasta salads as it holds its texture and shape.
Pastaficio de Campi are based in the city of Gragnano, just south of Mount Vesuvius, renowned for its pasta-making history. Gragnano pasta holds a PGI status (protected geographical indication – IGP in Italian). Legend says the streets of Gragnano are laid out specifically to allow coastal winds and mountain breezes to flow through the roads and dry the citizens’ pasta as it hung on rods, like laundry.
Pastaficio de Campi makes truly excellent pasta. They use 100% Italian durum wheat (unlike much Italian pasta which uses Canadian wheat), which is grown in the fields of Puglia. In fact, you can trace each packet of pasta back to a specific field, by entering a tracking code into their website. The pasta is bronze die cut, and dried slowly to retain the starch and protein content – giving it a distinctive pale colour and rough texture. The rough finish makes it particularly good for picking up sauce.
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