Italy’s Regions

Italy is divided up into 20 regions and each region, except for the Aosta valley, has a number of provinces. Although there are many types of pasta that are eaten in many or all the Italian regions, a lot originated in a particular region and then became popular in other parts of the peninsula, whilst others are only found in one or a few regions.

Biricci, Calabria, Pasta Types

Biricci pasta

Biricci pasta from Calabria. Until a few days ago, I had never  heard of, let alone eaten biricci pasta! As I’ve said in other posts, I often come across new pasta types just browsing in local supermarkets. Apart from the most common pasta shapes, most shops sell what are called...

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