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Handmade “al ferretto” Fusilli
“We love and value every single aspect of our pasta, the oldest in the world.”
Amelia, Anna and Alfonso Cuomo
|A typical Neapolitan pasta format|
|For sauces with an important flavor|
|Slow-dried and bronze-drawn|
COOKING TIME: 10 minutes
Tomato Bison ragù
Dinners with friends
WE CHOSE IT BECAUSE
Is a rare and entirely artisanal pasta format
Gragnano is famous for being the “city of pasta.” A superior quality pasta has been produced here for nearly 500 years: the purest water from the Lattari Mountains is mixed with durum wheat semolina by imaginative master pasta makers, then left to dry slowly and at low temperatures (up to 60 hours between 40 and 80 degrees C!). Drawing completes the work of art; the Cuomo family wants it to be done strictly in bronze, an expensive material but one that manages to give the pasta that characteristic roughness and porosity that allows it to enhance all kinds of sauces, as well as guaranteeing a far superior nutritional profile.
Pastificio Cuomo’s Fusillone di Gragnano is the typical format of the Neapolitan land. The name recalls the “fuso” used by spinners, since master pasta makers make fusillone by twisting a percitiello (a larger bucatino) around a circular iron, just as spinners used to do with fabric threads. Fusillone has a rustic flavor and is ideal with meat sauce sauces.
INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
INGREDIENTS: Durum wheat semolina, Water
Would you be willing, to save a small amount of money, to compromise your health and the pleasure that properly made food brings you? Here, the benefits of good Italian food, the fruit of the expert hands of true artisans of the table, are these.
Over the years the raw material has lost its soul and food has become something to be swallowed without too much attention. Therefore, the time has come to take back the pleasure of being at the table and to start taking care of our bodies again, not only in appearance but also through what we ingest. Making food our medicine is possible, but only if we know the exact origin of the raw material and the processing methods: we at Gustatium have thought about this for you, selecting the best small Italian producers and making them available to you on our website.
We receive your order, prepare it and ship it in 24/36 hours.
We are aware that excellent products need excellent packaging and at the same time we cannot risk damaging in any way the precious Italian culinary jewels: for this reason, our warehouse is equipped with temperature and lighting ideal for food preservation and the most delicate ones (cheeses, cold cuts and craft beers) are stored inside cold rooms. During shipping, on the other hand, each product is protected with the packaging most appropriate to its characteristics.
Cheeses and cured meats, which despite being aged require special care, travel accompanied by a special slow-release gel ice inside isothermal bags: in this way freshness is preserved until the goods arrive at your home.
For our craft beers, which are unpasteurized and therefore more sensitive to high temperatures than normal, we use a special isothermal bubble wrap, which can ensure that the accumulated cold is maintained for the shipping time while protecting the bottles from shocks.
To secure the precious bottles of Italian wine, we have equipped ourselves with special inflatable bags, designed solely for the purpose of immobilizing and protecting this product inside the box.
For jars containing a thousand Italian goodnesses, we use special protective bubble wrap liners.
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