Whole Spelt Twins (Gemelli)MADE BY BAIA PASTA IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA
REAL SIMPLE SAYS...
"Since it’s whole-grain, he won’t feel guilty going back for seconds (or, that’s what we like to tell ourselves)."
Spelt is soooo trendy – and we're all over that bandwagon. Yes, it's extra-healthy (spelt is high in protein and fiber), but it's also totally delicious. Nutty and sweet, we love it with bitter greens like broccoli raab, tart fresh cheese or rich meat sauces.
Baia Pasta is an Oakland company run by two Italians who realized that most Italian pasta is made from North American wheat shipped to Italy, made into pasta and then shipped back. Crazy, right? They set out to create pasta here instead, from the finest organic flours from Utah, Montana, Colorado and California.
Each type of wheat is well-kneaded with no other ingredient besides cold water then extruded gently in small batches through brass dies, giving the pasta a rough surface (good for catching sauce and for cooking al denté). It's then dried at low temperatures to preserve the original protein and gluten content. The pasta is out-of-this-world good. And the type geeks in our office (and there are more than a few) are in love with the beautiful packaging.