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Antiche Maccheroncelli di Gragnano

Hollow Pencil Shaped Pasta

Antiche‚Äôs mac¬≠cheron¬≠cel¬≠li is pro¬≠duced in Grag¬≠nano, a city that is curi¬≠ous¬≠ly sit¬≠u¬≠at¬≠ed in the same region mac¬≠cheron¬≠cel¬≠li orig¬≠i¬≠nat¬≠ed from‚ÄČ‚ÄĒ‚ÄČCam¬≠pa¬≠nia, South¬≠ern Italy. Known as Italy‚Äôs Cit¬≠t√† del¬≠la Pas¬≠ta (City of Pas¬≠ta), Gragnano‚Äôs rich his¬≠to¬≠ry has been inter¬≠twined with the art of pas¬≠ta since the 13th cen¬≠tu¬≠ry, no won¬≠der they‚Äôre cel¬≠e¬≠brat¬≠ed for pro¬≠duc¬≠ing the finest dried pas¬≠ta in the world!


Described as a hol¬≠low pen¬≠cil, mac¬≠cheron¬≠cel¬≠li is a short pas¬≠ta that‚Äôs slight¬≠ly thin¬≠ner than a pen¬≠cil with a hol¬≠lowed out center. 

The Mac¬≠cheron¬≠cel¬≠li pas¬≠ta specif¬≠i¬≠cal¬≠ly pro¬≠duced by Antiche Tradizioni di Grag¬≠nano is a cer¬≠ti¬≠fied Pas¬≠ta di Grag¬≠nano prod¬≠uct. A qual¬≠i¬≠ty label rec¬≠og¬≠nized across Europe, prod¬≠ucts labelled Pas¬≠ta di Grag¬≠nano promis¬≠es a qual¬≠i¬≠ty taste, a firm, toothy tex¬≠ture and their sig¬≠na¬≠ture rough¬≠ness that holds pas¬≠ta sauces infi¬≠nite¬≠ly bet¬≠ter than any oth¬≠er dried pas¬≠tas in the world.


Because of the ridges on the sur¬≠face of the mac¬≠cheron¬≠cel¬≠li pas¬≠ta, heavy sauces cling well to the shape and tex¬≠ture of this pas¬≠ta. A ver¬≠sa¬≠tile pas¬≠ta, this is great for oven-baked casseroles or even chunky toma¬≠to based recipes such as bolognese.

Go sim¬≠ple with a Mac¬≠cheron¬≠cel¬≠li al Limone or enjoy the con¬≠trast¬≠ing tex¬≠tures and taste of a con¬≠tem¬≠po¬≠rary, Mac¬≠cheron¬≠cel¬≠li Pas¬≠ta with Bur¬≠ra¬≠ta and Fried Bread¬≠crumbs. If you have any left¬≠over Makati Shangri-La Sour¬≠dough or Baguette, bring out the food proces¬≠sor and make some home¬≠made bread¬≠crumbs, deep fry until gold¬≠en brown. Saut√© some olive oil, kale, chili flakes with the cooked pas¬≠ta. Serve with fresh bur¬≠rati¬≠na cheese.

The Birth¬≠place of Dried Pasta

Just south of Naples lies a hill¬≠top town known for pro¬≠duc¬≠ing the best dried pas¬≠ta in the world. Lov¬≠ing¬≠ly referred by the locals as Oro di Grag¬≠nano‚ÄČ‚ÄĒ‚ÄČthe gold of Grag¬≠nano‚ÄČ‚ÄĒ‚ÄČthis lit¬≠tle town is cel¬≠e¬≠brat¬≠ed for its air-dried, bronze-extrud¬≠ed pasta.

Rec¬≠og¬≠nized by the Euro¬≠pean Union as a PGI prod¬≠uct (‚ÄúPro¬≠tect¬≠ed Geo¬≠graph¬≠i¬≠cal Indi¬≠ca¬≠tion‚ÄĚ), Pas¬≠ta di Grag¬≠nano ensures a strict stan¬≠dard of qual¬≠i¬≠ty. Made with only high qual¬≠i¬≠ty durum wheat, fresh spring water sourced from the near¬≠by Mount Lat¬≠tari and extrud¬≠ed through a bronze dye, pas¬≠tas made in Grag¬≠nano pro¬≠duce an amaz¬≠ing¬≠ly al-dente bite and a sig¬≠na¬≠ture rough¬≠ness that clings beau¬≠ti¬≠ful¬≠ly to any pas¬≠ta sauces. Today, only 16 pas¬≠ta pro¬≠duc¬≠ers are rec¬≠og¬≠nized for true Pas¬≠ta di Grag¬≠nano, one of which is Antiche Tradizioni di Gragnano.

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool dry place.

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