Artisanal Pasta – Penne Rigate


This type of pasta is directly related to the shape of the fountain pens that were commonly used until the 1950s. The pasta shape called “penne” was created in 1865 in San Martino d’Albaro (Genoa), where the Genoese pasta maker Giovanni Battista Capurro patented a machine capable of uniformly cutting the pasta diagonally into pieces from 3 to 5 cm without crushing the tips. This innovation was a decisive step towards the development of modern pasta-making techniques.

Another great advance in the pasta industry was the possibility of creating ridges directly on the pasta, as on these penne rigate, thus allowing the pasta to hold more sauce.

100% Italian semolina pasta.
Cooking time: 12 min.
500g package.

Food Miles: 17km / 10.5m

Inspired by the ancient principle that “nothing is thrown away”: Fabbri uses wheat scraps and straw to make their paper packaging.