Our selected pasta is made by Gina & Sofia in their small factory in Martano in the heart of the Salento, and is tasty and of exceptional quality, intended for lovers of good food. The pasta is produced with simple and natural ingredients, such as durum wheat semolina, barley flour, spelt flour or toasted semolina. The pasta is made with a bronze die that allows the pasta to preserve its porosity and capture the goodness of the other ingredients and to enhance the flavour. The careful selection of raw materials guarantees the high quality of the product. The pasta is dried for at least 42 hours so that all the natural and healthy ingredients that went in to the pasta are preserved in the final product.
Gigli takes its name from its shape (like the flower of a Lily) which is the emblem of the city of Florence that lays claim to having created it. Gigli are shaped using a bronze die to give the pasta the perfect consistency to soak up sauce, and this variety is fortified with the edition of turmeric (curcuma) confirmed as having many health benefits including an antioxidant effect, slowing down some of the effects of aging and the prevention of some tumors and cancers.
The pasta is a beautiful yellow colour, warm and penetrating and goes well with many of our sauces typical of the Salento, but especially with the Finocchietto e Sarde sauce from Pralina and is wonderful topped with mussels or shrimp and zucchini, otherwise it is just as delicous simply seasoned with garlic and oil, a generous sprinkling of cheese and a pinch of black pepper which really enhances the taste of the turmeric.