Abruzzo

Map of Abruzzo

Along the Adriatic on the east coast of Italy, Abruzzo (Abruzzi) fills the market basket with carrots, potatoes, spinach, peppers, tomatoes, figs and plums. There is a significant amount of olive and table grape farming, but somewhat less wine production than you might expect. This sleepy region with abandoned villages may surprise with castles, ski resorts and sandy beaches.

The main olive oil producing areas of Abruzzo are the Valli del Tordino e del Vomano, Valle del Tavo, Chietino, and Conca di Sulmona. These areas are mainly valleys rising up from the Adriatic into the rugged mountains of the region.

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Orzo means "barley" in Italian because of its grain-shape. This pasta, shaped like a melon seed, belongs to what Italians called Pastina: pasta that is used in soups. This orzo from Rustichella d'Abruzzo keeps its shape and texture and has a pleasurable bite and texture.
$8.95
RST-022
Enjoy the unique flavors of the sea with this very special pasta from Rustichella d'Abruzzo, crafted with fine semolina and fresh black squid ink.
$10.50
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Cestini translates as baskets, but also looks remarkably like shells. Ideal for meat ragu, sauce with finely diced vegetables or baked macaroni and cheese.
$8.95
RST-024
A slightly thinner spaghetti—is made with hot and sweet red pepper purées. Chile Pepper adds a dash of spice and a good deal of color to your meal.
$10.50
RST-026
Excellent 100% stone ground whole wheat durum semolina combined with pure spring water and extruded through bronze dies. The rough surface holds sauce beautifully.
$8.95
RST-025
This special pasta is packed to show the glorious radiatore (radiator) shape. These are a favorite for pasta salad as they gather multiples of delights -- vegetables, cheese, herbs-- in the ridges.
$10.75
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Abruzzo. One of our favorites. Sig. Tommaso Masciantonio crafts this Trappéto di Caprafico Intosso single cultivar oil at his estate in Abruzzo.
$42.95
RTR-042
Prized for its flavor and health benefits. Enjoy in salads, over roasted meats and vegetables or atop creamed soups. This amazing spice can be your secret ingredient. Hand harvested from tiny flowers, this brings together the flavors of licorice and anise.
$14.95
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