Peach and Apricot are the summer fruits par excellence. Apparently, Chinese emperors used to consume them already 4000 years ago. Originally from Central Asia, these fruits were brought to the Mediterranean area after the conquests by Alexander the Great. In ancient Egypt, they were sacred fruits to Arpocrate, the god of silence and childhood: in fact, children’s cheeks nowadays are usually compared to these fruits, for their velvety softness. After a period of oblivion, Arabs reintroduced their plantation, for gastronomy and pharmacological use. Many famous artists such as Caravaggio, Renoir, Arcimboldo and Monet often painted them in their works, thanks to their beauty and colour.
Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Rustichella D’Abruzzo history began in 1924. Today Gianluigi and Stefania Peduzzi proudly continue their grandfather’s Abruzzan tradition using only top quality durum wheat semolina, bronze dies and pure mountain water to achieve that perfect texture and taste that made Rustichella D’Abruzzo the most recognized premium pasta, used by top chefs and available in delicatessen shops all over the world.
The drying process is carried out slowly at low temperatures, sometimes for as long as 50 hours at around 35/40 degrees, unlike industrial pasta where drying is carried out at 90 degrees for 4/5 hours.