Office: Pianella, Italy. Province: Pescara (PE) Region: Abruzzo
Pasta Factory: Moscufo, Italy. Province: Pescara (PE) Region: Abruzzo
Artisan pasta maker Gianluigi Peduzzi maintains the proud Rustichella d'Abruzzo tradition started by his grandfather in the early 1900s. Italians know the finest pasta comes from Abruzzo, east of Rome. Gianluigi Peduzzi makes his pasta from two natural ingredients: stone ground durum flour from hard winter wheat, and pure spring water. When extruded through hand carved bronze dies, some of which date from the 19th-century, the resulting rustic texture holds the sauces beautifully, much better than mass produced pasta. Rustichella d'Abruzzo pasta is air dried for a crucial 56 hours, which creates a dense, flavorful pasta that cooks perfectly al dente. Because of the density of the pasta, many chefs find that the yield per pound is greater than commercially made pasta.
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