This autumn, Market customers will have the chance to sample the sumptuous epicurean offerings from one of the most underrated regions in Italy, Abruzzo. Enoteca Sileno’s ‘Flavours of Italy’ campaign is teaming up with Lucias Fine Foods and Chianti head chef, Toby Gush to present a cooking demonstration showcasing traditional Italian culinary techniques with Rustichella pasta.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo is one of the symbols of the region’s artisanal food production scene. The brand was born in 1924 in the hands of Gaetano Sergiacomo, who traversed the towns of Abruzzo to sell his pasta packed in brown paper bags, an iconic packaging design that persists to this day. The pasta is produced using bronze die extrusion, which gives a rough and porous surface, allowing the pasta to cook evenly and bind better with sauces. It is dried at low temperatures for 36 to 50 hours. Not only celebrated for its firm texture, these carefully crafted noodles also boast an alluring wheat aroma and a deeper flavour that
industrial products cannot compete with. Enoteca Sileno now stocks more than 50 pasta shapes and cuts from Rustichella d’Abruzzo, bringing pasta aficionados maximum flexibility to experiment with various recipes.
Lucias has a similar story, when migrant woman Lucia Rosella set up shop in the Western roadway of the Adelaide Central Market with just seven stools and a tiny kitchen to introduce traditional Italian food to the people of Adelaide. The stall is now an Adelaide icon in its own right.
Don’t miss this free Italian cooking experience, hosted by Lucias own Saskia with Chianti head chef Toby Gush.