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Marella Dried Pastas

The Marella family has been producing artisanal pasta in Italy's Apulia region since 1920. They're known for creating fanciful shapes, and all of their pasta is handmade using Old World techniques and the finest local ingredients. Made in Apulia from locally grown durum wheat semolina flour, revered for producing pasta with exceptional flavor. The dough is kneaded slowly then extruded through bronze dies, creating a slightly rough surface, which allows the pasta to absorb and hold sauces well. The pasta is dried at low temperature for 20-48 hours, further perfecting flavor and texture. Spugnole ("morels"): Curled pasta shapes with wavy ridges resembling a morel mushroom. Capricci ("whimsy"): Ruffled pasta shapes with curly edges that capture sauces. Molloni: Compact spirals that resemble springs or twisting vines. 1 lb. 5 oz. Made in Italy.
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Customer Reviews for Marella Dried Pastas
Review 1 for Marella Dried Pastas
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
,Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz CA
October 9, 2012
Ability level:Advanced
Purchased:More than once
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Invest in a Good Quality Pasta...
October 9, 2012
...and you will not regret it. Marella pasta has long been known as one of the finest quality pastas available. It holds its shape to give a true al dente texture upon cooking. If you believe that grocery store pastas are the same, you need to try Marella. In fact, while I make a lot of egg-based pasta at home, making 100% semolina pasta is hard. It is very, very difficult to duplicate the rough, flour patina on the exterior surface, which is so desirable in dried pasta. And forget about achieving these cool, sauce-trapping shapes at home. Buy the pasta and put your effort into a great sauce! The packaging is a plus if you like to give Italian food kits as gifts.
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