Maccheroni are part of the short pasta family with a straight edge cut and ridged exterior. They are known for for the waved ridges. They are excellent when served with meat sauces and are also delicious with tomato sauces, vegetable sauces. They are also a perfect size for baked pastas.
The Viti (commonly known as Fusilli) are part of the short pasta family with a straight edge cut and have a spiral shape. The term “fusillo” comes from “fuso”, which in English means “spindle”. They are wonderful when prepared with sauces with a base of ricotta or ragù. They are also excellent with a tomato sauce with vegetables like bell peppers, eggplant, olive and capers.
The celebrated form of Spaghetti was born in Southern Italy and overtime has become the symbol of Italian pasta around the world. Typically, Spaghetti are a round, long form noodle that can be served with hot or cold sauces with a tomato base, vegetables and herbs. They are also excellent with a spicy sauce like garlic, oil and crushed red pepper or a seafood sauce.
This particular short pasta form has two deep grooves on either side, perfect to catch every type of sauce. It is very tasty with a truffle pea coulis.
The Mezze Maniche are part of the short pasta family with a straight edge cut and ridged exterior. The ideal sauces are those with meat or vegetables that are sufficiently liquid to be caught by the ridges and gather on the inside of the noodle.