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in Italys northeast (Veneto, Friuli Venezia-Giulia) corn (mais) is
every bit as important as wheat and rice. Corn is usually turned into cornmeal
for polenta, which is ubiquitous in this part of Italy, and varies in texture
according to local preference and tradition. Some Italians like it porridge-y
(allonda, meaning "wavy"); others prefer it firm
not quite like our cornbread, but at least as firm as say, mashed potatoes.
But here we import from a pasta maker the only pasta maker in the
world who uses corn to make gorgeous pasta that is 100% corn
no wheat, no nothing else except corn. It is as golden as brass, it has
a wonderful mouth feel and it tastes as nutty and corny as might be expected.
But for the millions who are digestively intolerant of wheat, pasta is no
longer a stomachache nor is it a heartache for the tremendous void one faces
without it. This is a unique, gorgeous and exclusive product we found last
year. We import it in cases packed 12-250 g (about nine ounces) and it is
available in the following cuts: cappellini (thinner than linguini),
tagliatelle (like fettuccini), fettucce (slightly wider "ribbons"
than tagliatelle), eliche (spirals, like fusilli), penne rigate
(quills "lined" rigate cling to sauce better than "lisce",
meaning smooth), and tubetti rigati ("lined" elbows). Cook
it just like regular pasta. Stunning color.
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