Strozzapreti Pasta with Turmeric
Our handmade, artisanal pasta in traditional shapes and sizes is bronze die cut, dried at low temperatures and made in Cosenza in Calabria.
Strozzapreti is one of our favourite regional pastas! The name literally means ‘strangle the priest’. Priest-stranglers apparently got their name when they were originally made for priests who found them so delicious they couldn’t eat them quickly enough and ended up choking! They are rolled with a twist that looks like a rope! These Strozzapreti are made with turmeric giving them a vibrant colour and mild aromatic flavour.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
This pasta would pair well with vegetable or creamy sauces but can really be combined with most types of pasta sauce.
Durum wheat semolina, dried turmeric, water.
Pasta Forte, a family-run company, based in Cosenza, Southern Italy makes artisanal pasta from the best selection of durum wheat semolina, using the bronze making procedure and a slow drying process at low temperature. The natural ingredients (water and durum wheat semolina), the quality control of the production process, and the handmade packing guarantee the respect for the antique techniques of the Italian tradition of handmade pasta manufacture.