Pasta Ziti Lunghi SanRemo Italy also known as Zitoni (59536)
Quintessentially Neapolitan, Ziti or Zitoni are THE pasta for feasts and holidays in Campania. The famously sumptuous Neapolitan celebratory meals and family Sunday lunches are never forsaken, not even on the hottest day of the year. Traditions are important in this Southern Italian region, and on big holidays like ferragosto on 15th August (when all of Italy is on holiday), there will always be a plate of zitoni or ziti on the table! Zitoni and ziti are long dried pasta tubes, similar to giant bucatini. Zitoni are wider than ziti but both are 25cms in length. In Campania and other southern regions such as Puglia, this pasta is traditionally broken by hand, just before cooking. It is usually broken into 4 pieces but less or more are possible. So,why do Italians bother to break the pasta when there are plenty of shorter shapes available? Well it’s all about tradition and family.Description here.