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Strozzapreti Pasta from Rustichella d'Abruzzo

Rustichella d'Abruzzo

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Now available in a larger 2.2-pound bulk pasta lover's size!

Legend has it that strozzapreti, or "priest chokers," where invented hundreds of years ago, when Italian priests were allowed to eat for free in homes and restaurants. Bitter restaurateurs created these long, twisted noodles in the hope that the freeloading priests might choke on their pasta before they could get to the more pricey meat or fish course.

It's perhaps not the friendliest way for a pasta to be born, but we sure are glad strozzapreti came into the world. These unusual rolled noodles have uneven texture that give them a chewy and very satisfying bite. Strozzapreti has a spicy history, so serve it with a sauce to match, perhaps an Arrabbiata sauce or a duck ragù spiked with chile.

About the Producer 

Rustichella d’Abruzzo is the leading artisan pasta maker in Italy, with the widest assortment of regionally-inspired pasta shapes. Pasta maker Gianluigi Peduzzi forages the country for traditional and unusual shapes to include in the vast Rustichella d’Abruzzo pasta cornucopia. Learn more about Rustichella d’Abruzzo.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Cathy Jacquemin
Rustichella d'Abruzzo always the best

All of their pasta is amazing, truly tastes better than fresh made from fancy italian restaurants! Strozzapreti is a fantastic option for so many dishes, every time I serve it folks love it!

From My Childhood....

I Love Rustichella Strozzpreti, it 's just like my nonna's ! Rustichella d'Abruzzo is the only pasta that brings back those Sunday dinners at Nana's...

Favorite Pasta shape (and name)

Rustichella in all it's myriad shapes and sizes is the best dry, semolina pasta I've found. The great roughness of texture makes a big difference in getting more sauce to stick.