Fusilli is a pasta variety deeply rooted in the culinary traditions of Campania, Italy. Fusilli are part of the illustrious family of short, straight-cut pasta, and their unique shape carries a history that spans generations. In the past, Fusilli were meticulously crafted by hand, using a method passed down from one skilled generation to the next. The traditional method of crafting Fusilli involved the art of rapid twisting. A skilled hand would deftly wrap a strand of spaghetti around a knitting needle, creating the distinctive spiral shape that characterizes Fusilli. The level of dexterity required for this process was akin to that of skilled spinners, which is why the term "fusillo" is derived from "fuso" (spindle) – the tool used by spinners. This artisanal approach to pasta-making speaks to the deep connection between Italy's culinary heritage and its history of craftsmanship.
- Fusilli boasts a versatility that makes it a favourite canvas for various culinary creations. This pasta pairs exceptionally well with meat and fish-based sauces, where its unique shape allows the sauce to cling to every twist and turn, creating a harmonious blend of flavours. Additionally, it shines in dishes featuring ricotta-based condiments, adding a delightful texture to these creamy sauces.
- For those with a penchant for vegetable-centric delights, it is a superb choice. It complements vegetable sauces magnificently, particularly those prepared with a tomato base infused with the bold flavours of peppers, aubergines, olives, and capers. The pasta's corkscrew shape captures the essence of these ingredients, ensuring each bite is a burst of Mediterranean-inspired taste.
- Fusilli embodies not only the history of pasta-making but also the soul of Italian cuisine. It's a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship that have defined Italy's culinary traditions for centuries. Whether you're crafting a classic dish or exploring creative variations, Fusilli n° 34 is the perfect pasta to bring a taste of Campania's culinary heritage to your table. Enjoy its spiral perfection with every delicious bite, and savour the richness of Italian tradition in every meal.
Wheat. May contain traces of soy
Nutritional Information per 100g
Energy (kJ): 1490
Energy (kcal): 351
Protein (g): 14
Carbohydrate (g): 69,
of which sugars (g): 3.4
Fat (g): 1.5,
of which saturates (g): 0.3
Salt (g): 0
Fibre (g): 2.9
Lactose Free: Yes
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegan: Yes
Gluten Free: No
Store away from heat sources and from daylight and avoid damp places
Cooking time: 11 min - Al dente: 9 min
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