Bucatini is a thick spaghetti-like pasta with a hole in the center. The name comes from the Italian word 'buco' meaning hole.
The most iconic way to eat bucatini pasta is Bucatini Amatriciana. I am sure you have heard of it before. Did you know it's a symbol of Rome?
Even though the bucatini shape has its origins in Sicily, the most famous story around bucatini pasta has to do with the famous Bucatini Amatriciana recipe.
Here's the story..
Apparently, it was a woman in Rieti (a town not to far from Rome) that first made the bucatini amatriciana pasta for her fellow villagers. The original recipe was a simpler than as we know it today but still managed to win the hearts and taste buds of everyone who taste it, so much so that they heard about it in Rome. And the rest, as they say, it's history.
If you are wondering how to cook bucatini pasta, other than Amatriciana style, here are a few ways.
1. Bucatini pasta with anchovies & breadcrumbs
2. Bucatini pasta with a pink sauce
3. Bucatini pasta with mushrooms
Bucatini is also delicious with meat sauces and ragù, especially as the sauce can get inside the bucatini pasta hole.
Bucatini, like all Taste with Gusto Pasta, is made following the slow-drying process. This is an artisan method that allows pasta to dry for several hours and at low temperatures. It allows the pasta to retain the colour, scent, and taste of the wheat. The result is a pasta that tastes good on its own and has a beautiful rough and aldente texture after cooking.
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PS: If you like bucatini, you should also try Long Fusilli & Black Squid Spaghetti.
How to use:
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, add salt and the pasta. Cook the pasta, drain and dress with one of our delicious sauces or pesto's. Cooking time: 12-15 mins.
Durum wheat semolina pasta
Durum WHEAT semolina, water.
For allergens see ingredients in capital letters. May contain mustard and soy.
Average values per 100g
Energy 1531 KJ/361 Kcal
of which saturates 0,2g
of which sugars 4,0g
Store in a cool and dry place.
Country of grain cultivation: Italy
Milling country: Italy
Product in Italy by: Pastai Gragnanesi Società cooperativa-Via Giovanni Della Rocca 20-80054 Gragnano (Napoli)-Italy.