Product suitable for restaurants specialising in fast lunch breaks which want to be able to prepare dishes quickly, as well as individuals who need to prepare a fast plate of pasta for themselves and their family.
This type of pasta is directly related to the shape of the fountain pens that were commonly used until the 1950s. The pasta shape called “penne” was created in 1865 in San Martino d’Albaro (Genoa), where the Genoese pasta maker Giovanni Battista Capurro patented a machine capable of uniformly cutting the pasta diagonally into pieces from 3 to 5 cm without crushing the tips. This innovation was a decisive step towards the development of modern pasta-making techniques.
Another great advance in the pastry industry was the possibility of creating ridges directly on the pasta, as on these penne rigate, thus allowing the pasta to hold more sauce.
“Fast cooking” Penne rigate are excellent for light, simple sauces with a base of fresh tomatoes, such as the famous all’arrabbiata condiment. They are also quite delicious baked with tomato sauce and mozzarella.