Better western grains
Lets get something straight… Noodles come from China, Pasta comes from Italy but the ingredients for both come from Western Canada. The Italians perfected pasta in a little town just south of Napoli called Gragnano. This town and the pasta produced there have been given protected status under European law. Indicazione Geografica Protetta (IGP). Gragnano pasta must adhere to some strict guidlines in order to qualify for the IGP status.
1. It must be extruded through a bronze die
2. It must be dried at low temperatures for 6 – 60 hours
3. It must be produced and packaged within the Gragnano area.
4. Local water from the Lattari mountains must be used.