Margherito Ancient Grains - Pasta Busiate
Sicily was once covered in unique native and regional grains. However post World War II industrialization was encouraged and many farms were converted into mono-cultures. Lucky for us there has been a movement back to growing a more diverse range by some growers.
Sicilian Busiate Pasta Ancient Grains Margherito is made from Margherito Sicilian ancient grain flour. Its flavour is characterized by a distinctive rustic homemade texture and yet very delicate on the palate. A beautifully authentic and yet soft aftertaste.
Buisate originates in western Sicily around Trapani. The pasta is named for the stem of a local grass: buso. Historically this stem was used to coil the pasta. These days a thin iron rod is used.