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Never ending pasta-bilities

If you’d like to upgrade your pasta, why not pick up a packet in-store of Pastificio G. Di Martino? It is said that pasta di Gragnano is the best in the world.  While Northern Italy is famous for fresh pasta, Southern Italy is best known for dried pasta and the hilltop town of Gragnano is its birthplace. The people of Gragnano have been able to produce and dry pasta in the streets for over 1,000 years. Interestingly the product is such an integral part of the town’s history and identity that it is referred to as the “Oro di Gragnano” – the gold of Gragnano. 
Today, over 200 different pasta shapes are produced in Gragnano and the variety of pasta shapes lets you taste something different every day. Did you know that pasta pairings are a serious matter for Italians? If you make a sauce with minced meat, you should use a shelled pasta that will contain the ingredients. If you are making a bean soup, you should use small tubes, so the beans are trapped inside the pasta. And spaghetti is the best shape if using tomatoes in your dish. The range from Pastificio G. Di Martino is great for all manner of Italian pasta dishes.

The packaging has been designed by Italian luxury house Dolce & Gabbana. Impress your guests with these facts at your next pasta dinner party on us!