Cornmeal, precooked

DeTacchi
from Maranello

You’re short on time but don’t want to do without the stunning quality of DeTacchi’s polenta Well, you’re in luck. This fine-grained Maranello corn is ready in just 5-15 minutes thanks to a pre-cooking process with steam. Nonetheless, you won’t find yourself in want of the rich, original taste of DeTacchi polenta – this one is very, very nearly as good as the real deal. An added benefit is that you can use it in small quantities, too, so this is really a great option for when you’re in a hurry. 

This polenta absorbs more water, which is why the polenta/water ratio should be 1:5.

500g paket

4,50 

(€9.00 per 1kg)

DeTacchi
On the sprawling fields of the Azienda Agricola DeTacchi, Francesco deTacchi and his family grow just about the best rice and corn you’ll find North of the river Po. The area around Grumolo delle Abbadesse, home to the Azienda, was recently designated a historic production site by the Slow Food Association, and for good reason, too. After all, the history of rice farming here dates back to the 16th century. So it is just as well that DeTacchi honour the time-honoured methods of cultivation and processing. For example, the company still uses the old barchesse, in whose paved courtyard – the selese – rice sheathes were collected and laid out to dry centuries ago. In the interest of excellent taste, DeTacchi nonetheless doesn’t shun modern technology: “Our rice might be hulled with an 18th century mill, but then we run  it through a state-of-the-art selection machine. In this way, we preserve local history and guarantee quality at the same time.”