My mother called me today to tell me that she found a new DeCecco dried pasta in her grocery store. Instead of the usual 1 lb. box, this is a .5 Kilo (1.1 lbs.) bag. They are labeled a Product of Italy, and described as High Gluten, Kneaded in Cold Water, and produced via Bronze Drawing. The package also states that the pasta is made according to the same recipe of 100 years ago. I am most intrigued by the cut: Pettole Abruzzesi. They sound a lot like maltagliati- non-uniform squares of pasta with a visible roughness to them. They are labeled # 546.
I can't wait to debate with her on how to prepare them!
I don't recall ever seeing these here in the NY area. Has anyone seen/tried them?