• Sapori Di Napoli Elicottero
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Sapori Di Napoli Elicottero Pasta - 13 oz. - Naples, Italy
 

Helicopter
The Shape of things to come

A bite of Elicottero is like a whole world of memories of all the pasta dishes you have had in the past. Either good or bad pasta, the memory is strong; stronger than perhaps the dish itself.

And as our skills are refined in the kitchen, or is it evolution, our standards go up, including something as simple as basic, dried flour reheated in water. It’s the memory of a pasta shape that would twiggle and move on your plate and then in your mouth!

That’s when you first realized that spaghetti was just one shape and that pasta actually had a purpose well beyond being a vehicle for a cheap tomato sauce from a can.

Good pasta, good shapes call for an “accompaniment” to match. And a good match with this shape might be tomatoes, bacon crumbled, slices of summer parmigiano-reggiano, and a dusting of the same. First cook and then toss in olive oil laced with garlic. Add the pasta for a quick swish and then top with the above. Eating it all in the skillet is best. Recipe Here

Really, any favorite sauce will be happy to live within the curls of the Elicoterro, meaning helix, coil, spiral, wing, or helio-copter. Pasta is on its way back up the food chain as a creative solution on the plate. And when a pound used to feed two it now can feed an army.

Elicottero, which translates to "helicopter" in English, is shapped like a large fusilli. Perfect for little hands and little mouths, that only can eat on piece at a time.  Also great for holding all those amaziing meat-based sauces. Superior ingredients and traditional production methods give this "Elizottero" excellent texture and flavor - totally addictive! 

About the Producer: Sapori di Napoli
In Italy's Campania region, pasta is considered art, ritual, culture, and history - especially in Naples and the towns and villages that surround it. The craftsmen at the Pastificio Artigianale Romita - located in the village of Borgo Reale di S. Leucio about 15 miles due north of Naples - produce their pasta Sapori di Napoli with the love and devotion of connoisseurs.

The skill and experience of the Master Pasta Makers are paramount; they employ traditional production methods now abandoned by industrial pasta makers. Starting with just the purest water and semolina from hand-selected hard durum wheat - whose low ash and high gluten content create superior texture and flavor for making pasta - they work the dough by hand before extruding it through bronze dies in the traditional manner. The pasta is then dried slowly under controlled low-temperature conditions from 24 to 92 hours depending on the shape. This slow drying helps maintain the natural flavor of the wheat, leads to uniform absorption of water during cooking, and helps product a perfect "al dente" on your plate.

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