Penne

Emidio Pepe

The Pepes make pasta for a simple reason: to provide their own family and circle of friends with a healthy and clean staple food. The ancient durum wheat variety “Senatore Capelli” is grown right next to their vineyards. It’s both weather resistant, free of any chemicals… and completely uninteresting to the food industry. With the wheat growing up to two meters high, yields are much lower. But on the upside, this ancient variety offers a flavour complexity, nutritional profile and fantastic texture you will never ever find at the supermarket.

Take Emidio’s granddaughter Chiara’s wise words of counsel and do yourself (and the pasta) a favour by taking it out of the water two minutes before the boiling time is up and just finish it off in the sauce pan. This way you’ll get exactly the right al dente bite you’re looking for. Mezze Maniche Rigate can be used the same was penne.

 

 

 

500g packet

7,00 

(€14.00 per 1kg)

Emidio Pepe
At Emidio Pepe, grandfather Emidio’s vision is well and truly alive. For over 50 years, the family has grown their wine biodynamically, protecting the harmony and well-being of their Abbruzzo lands. Their approach goes beyond any natural wine trend. It’s about responsibility towards the terroir, the environment, and the people nourished by their food and drink.  And even though the Pepes are mostly known for their wines, their vision goes beyond grape monocultures. On the contrary: the family purchased all the lands bordering on their vineyard to grow a variety of crops in order to bind nitrogen in the soil and promote yeast cultures. This doesn’t just promote biodiversity, but yields wonderful produce used mainly by the family and their friends: chickpeas, olives, flour which gets made into pasta. Well, we are lucky to be part of their illustrious circle of friends and since you are part of ours, you too can enjoy these fantastic products which represent exactly the kind of agriculture we love to see.