Named for part of a chicken neck(!), Egg Garganelli are short, quill-shaped pasta tubes with ridges. They are made from flat squares of pasta that have been rolled, corner to corner, with a wooden stick over a special comb called a pettina. A typical pasta of Emilia-Romagna, garganelli are traditionally served there with shreds of braised poultry, a Bolognese sauce or any fine ragù that can be trapped within the tubes.
About the Producer: In 1981, Nicolina Peduzzi decided to revive the pastificio (pasta factory) her father had started 50 years earlier in a small town in Abruzzo, Italy. More family members joined the business, which quickly grew into one of the most extensive artisanal pasta lines in Italy. Nicolina, the matriarch, remains the keeper of artisan core values, which she demonstrates personally at every incredible meal she cooks for the family. (And in fact, in the Peduzzi family, many important business decisions are made over a heaping dish of spaghetti!) It is these wonderful meals and moments shared at the family table that ensure that Rustichella d’Abruzzo will continue to maintain high levels of integrity, professionalism and passion for quality.