Traditional Sicilian Pasta Cut Made with Heirloom Wheat
Timilia—also known as tumminia—is an ancient varietal of durum wheat native to Sicily. This hearty grain is known for its short growing cycle, drought resistancy and delicate earthy, nutty flavor. Rustichella d’Abruzzo’s heirloom wheat ziti pasta is made with organic timilia flour and Apennine mountain spring water. The pasta is extruded through bronze dies, creating a rough surface ideal for sauces to cling to and a pleasing al dente texture (you know, that toothsome bite we all crave from a really delicious bowl of pasta).
How to use
Ziti pasta is traditionally served at celebrations, specifically weddings, in Italy (i zit meaning "the spouses"). This smooth, tubular pasta can be used in a multitude of dishes, from classic Italian-American baked ziti to simply dressed with olive oil and sautéed greens.
About the producer
In 1924, Gaetano Sergiacomo started making rustic pasta using the whole wheat flour produced at his family’s stone mill in the small town of Penne in Abruzzo. In 1981, his daughter, Nicolina Peduzzi, decided to revive the pastificio, (pasta factory) naming the new product line Rustichella d’Abruzzo. Soon after, Nicolina’s adult children Gianluigi and Stefania joined the family business, and within a few years, the small pastificio had grown into one of the most extensive artisanal pasta lines in Italy. Today, Rustichella d’Abruzzo offers a diverse selection of pasta, pasta sauce, holiday goods and more.