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    Pastai Gragnanesi Artisan Squid Pasta 500g

    Pastai Gragnanesi

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    INGREDIENTS

    Durum wheat semolina pasta, cold spring water.

     

    DESCRIPTION

    The Agricultural Society of Pastai Gragnanesi is heir to the centuries-old tradition of the master pasta makers of Gragnano.


    It represents "the art of making old-fashioned style pasta for passion" meticolously following the old rules and making use of the secret knowledge, "the tricks of the maccaronaro trademan" handed down from generation to generation.

     

    METHOD OF PRODUCTION

    The real artisan certified PGI pasta of Gragnano is produced as per tradition in vertically-developed pasta factories, (unlike the current horizontal pasta factories characterized by high speeds and pressure) as was the case in the second half of the nineteenth century where the ancient palaces of Gragnano housed more than a hundred renowned pasta factories in the city.

    In this way you can safeguard the old, proven and tested processes of craftsmanship, the strong and characterizing dexterity, the ancient division of roles (kneading machine, cutter, drainer, packager) to guarantee a super quality production of handcrafted pasta.
    The result is a unique flavor, that compactness, and the extraordinary cooking hold typical of the best Gragnano Pasta of the tradition.

     

    THE MANUFACTURER'S COMMITMENT

    " Our artisan pasta is of Superior Quality. Why?

    Because we use the best semola mixtures: high quality hard grains with low ash content and high protein quality.


    Because we use small bronze dies to ensure the pasta is slowly drawn and low pressure.
    Because we guarantee a natural, slow and static drying, safeguarding the proteins of the pasta and therefore its flavor and nutritional capacities.


    If you are a demanding customer and do not want to give up the flavors of the past, never miss on your table the Superior Quality Handcrafted Pastas of Pastai Gragnanesi."

     

    TIPS, RECIPES AND INFORMATION

    For good cooking it is necessary to evaluate the appropriate amount in relation to the quantity and shape of the pasta to be cooked (for paccheri, for example, it takes much more water than for pennette): the ideal ratio should be about 5 liters per 500 gr. of pasta.

    The shape of the pot is important, because it must be able to completely and immediately contain all the pasta at the time when we 'drop' it in boiling water (to cook spaghetti and all long pastas it would be better to have an oval-shaped pot, where you can immerse the pasta horizontally). It is not always necessary to 'remove' the rough pasta (because it is drawn in bronze) during cooking: this operation, if necessary, must be done only a few minutes after the resumption of boiling, taking care to use ladles and /or wooden forks.

    The draining of the cooked pasta must be done very gently, extracting the pasta from the water (with forks, perforated ladles or through the pasta basket already inserted in the pot) when it is still very al dente to allow the subsequent seasoning, completion of the preparation (for this reason it is useful to retain some cooking water). Finally, it should be remembered that pasta cooked al dente, in addition to better preserving its nutritional principles, is more suitable for a tasting with satisfaction also of the pleasure of palatability for its shape.