Ancient Italian butchery is an art without equal. Discover the fascinating world of artisanal cured meats!
|From ancient Senatore Cappelli wheat|
|Stone-ground whole wheat semolina|
|With very low amounts of gluten|
Cooking time: 20 minutes (do not stir the Pici while cooking, they will risk breaking!)
The origins of Senatore Cappelli wheat date back to the early 1900s. In fact, in 1915 Senator Raffaele Cappelli (from whom the wheat’s name is derived), allowed researcher Nazareno Stampelli to cultivate an experimental field to obtain the best variety of wheat he could produce. The result was precisely what is now called Senatore Cappelli: a wheat with tall, fragrant and nutritious ears, with low yields but very high quality, so much so that in the 1930s it was even called “the Chosen Wheat.”
One of the best characteristics of ancient grains, and consequently of Senatore Cappelli wheat, is that it contains very low amounts of gluten: in fact, the gluten index of modern grains is as much as 4 times higher than that of Cappelli wheat! It also appears that the quality of gluten contained in ancient grains is higher and therefore causes fewer problems.
In the kitchen, Pici of Senatore Cappelli wheat will delight you if accompanied by a glass of structured red wine, which they can hold because of their strong flavor; beer can be an appealing alternative. Some of the most suitable sauces for seasoning these pici include Aglione sauce, meat and game sauces and especially wild boar, mushroom sauces and sauces with truffles; Pici cacio e pepe may also be a tasty idea.
INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
INGREDIENTS: wholemeal semolina of durum wheat variety Cappelli, Water
Ancient grains, to which Senatore Cappelli wheat belongs, are a panacea for our health when consumed regularly.
The glycemic index of ancient grains is much lower than “modern” grains because they are less refined, which has positive effects on the prevention of diabetes and blood values. They are much more digestible and richer in nutrients, having a very low yield and deep roots that allow them to capture more nutrients from underground. They also have a high protein and vitamin content.
In addition to the nutritional benefits, however, let’s not forget another quality of ancient grains: thanks to their intense scent of freshly milled wheat, they will bring you back to childhood, when at your grandparents’ you would sense these aromas in the air and soon after find them again at the table.
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.