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PappaItaliana.com announces new pasta launch

PappaItaliana.com, the online source for the most authentic and hard-to-find Italian foods, announced today that it will start distributing through its online store the line of pizzoccheri and buckwheat pasta and polenta by Pastificio di Chiavenna.

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PRLog - March 29, 2010 - PappaItaliana.com (http://www.pappaitaliana.com/) the portal that provides the most authentic and hard-to-find Italian foods, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Pastificio di Chiavenna to offer its line of pizzoccheri and buckwheat pasta to consumers in the United States.

Pizzoccheri, a traditional Northern Italian pasta made with a mixture of buckwheat and white flours, has been a staple of the Valtellina region’s cuisine for centuries, and is known to dietary consultants and healthcare professionals as a heart-healthy food that is low in gluten and rich in vitamins and minerals.

“We are proud to be able to offer this incredible food to households across the United States,” said Alessandro Moro, VP of PappaItaliana.com’s parent company. “I grew up on pizzoccheri pasta when I was little and always wanted to bring this miracle food to America. Who said good food can’t also be good for you?” continued Alessandro.

Pastificio di Chiavenna’s “Pasta Moro” brand of buckwheat pasta is offered in many shapes, to fit the preferences of families and accompany different sauces. PappaItaliana.com will offer the traditional pizzoccheri as well as penne, gnocchetti (shaped like little ears), fidelin (similar to spaghetti), and nidi (nests of long noodles that open up when immersed in water).

“Pastificio di Chiavenna products cut no corners, and that’s why we have selected them. Your ‘off-the-shelf’ pasta takes about two hours to dry, before being packaged.” Said Mr. Moro. “Our product takes up to twenty hours. The process is lengthy, but it allows the noodle to retain the full flavor and health properties that make this the best pasta on the market.”

PappaItaliana.com (http://pappaitaliana.com/) will also offer an instant polenta by Pasta Moro: a mix of traditional yellow and buckwheat flours. The instant polenta is ready in only five minutes but retains the quality and health of the traditional meal.

Pastificio di Chiavenna, which produces the Pasta Moro brand of buckwheat pasta and polenta, is a 150-year old, family-owned business that has succeeded in marrying tradition and innovation, offering a quality of pasta that retains the care and manufacturing foundations of nineteenth-century Italy and the innovation and ingenuity of the twenty-first century.

For more information, visit www.PappaItaliana.com

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About PappaItaliana.com:
PappaItaliana.com is a portal that provides the most authentic and hard-to-find Italian foods. PappaItaliana buyers meet directly with local growers and manufacturers to ensure the authenticity and quality of the products it offers.

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