Handmade Paccheri with Basil Pesto & Toasted Pine Nuts (v., gf. avail.)

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Handmade Paccheri with Basil Pesto & Toasted Pine Nuts (v., gf. avail.)

Paccheri are a large, tubular-shaped pasta originating from Campania and Calabria. Paccheri literally translates to ‘slaps’, which is derived from the sound they make when eaten (or more likely devoured). Paccheri were invented by Sicilian sfogline (pasta artisans) to smuggle Italian garlic into Prussia during the Middle Ages. Prussian garlic was small & weak compared to the large, pungent, Italian cloves, so Italian farmers hid 4-5 cloves in each piece of paccheri and smuggled it across the border.

Our homemade pesto, with which we serve our paccheri pasta, is ground in a pestle and mortar using the finest ingredients from Italy, including oodles of beautiful, green basil, the very best extra virgin olive oil, heady garlic and plenty of tangy Parmesan. A scattering of pinoli - pine nuts - is all that's required to complete this beautiful dish, bringing you a taste of Italy in summer. 

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Handmade Paccheri with Basil Pesto & Toasted Pine Nuts

Grams Calories
Handmade Paccheri 160g 440kCal
Basil Pesto 80g 310kCal
Toasted Pine Nuts 10g 40kCal
Parmesan 10g 25kCal

 Please note the above nutritional guidance is based on our estimates only. 

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Paccheri are a large, tubular-shaped pasta originating from Campania and Calabria. Paccheri literally translates to ‘slaps’, which is derived from the sound they make when eaten (or more likely devoured). Paccheri were invented by Sicilian sfogline (pasta artisans) to smuggle Italian garlic into Prussia during the Middle Ages. Prussian garlic was small & weak compared to the large, pungent, Italian cloves, so Italian farmers hid 4-5 cloves in each piece of paccheri and smuggled it across the border.

Our homemade pesto, with which we serve our paccheri pasta, is ground in a pestle and mortar using the finest ingredients from Italy, including oodles of beautiful, green basil, the very best extra virgin olive oil, heady garlic and plenty of tangy Parmesan. A scattering of pinoli - pine nuts - is all that's required to complete this beautiful dish, bringing you a taste of Italy in summer. 

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Handmade Paccheri with Basil Pesto & Toasted Pine Nuts

Grams Calories
Handmade Paccheri 160g 440kCal
Basil Pesto 80g 310kCal
Toasted Pine Nuts 10g 40kCal
Parmesan 10g 25kCal

 Please note the above nutritional guidance is based on our estimates only. 

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