“It is quite surprising that the use of pepper has come so much in fashion, seeing that in other substances which we use, it is sometimes their sweetness, and sometimes their appearance that has attracted our notice. Pepper has nothing in it that can plead as a recommendation to either fruit or berry, its only desirable quality being a certain pungency.”

– Pliny the Elder –

One of the most fascinating BluRhapsody® 3D pasta shapes is undoubtedly black-pepper-flavoured Petalum, extremely elegant in its dotted texture that increases the personality of this delicate pasta shape, not only in appearance, but also and especially in taste. A sober and refined decoration contrasts with the unmistakable and slightly pungent aroma released directly from the dough.
Some chefs took an additional step and asked us to also add “cacio cheese”, which led to something amazing: an entire recipe (“cacio e pepe” pasta, widely appreciated in Rome), a tradition, a small world enclosed in a single shape. As a matter of fact, possibilities to customize BluRhapsody® shapes, especially when it comes to flavours and colours, are almost endless. We tasted Petalum with pepper and pecorino cheese cream, though added to the recipe and not incorporated in the dough: tasty, creamy, rich. An authentic experience not to forget. We tried it stuffed with seafood or vegetables, where pepper was simply used to enhance the dish.
You are probably wondering what the difference is between added pepper and pepper in the dough. First of all beauty. A treat for the eye that gets to the mouth and embraces all senses.
Of course, Petalum is not the only shape that can be customized by adding pepper.

Black pepper

Black pepper is an ancient spice extremely common in kitchens all over the world.
Egyptians already knew it and in ancient times they considered it to be so valuable that it was used as an exchange product having the same value as gold. Due to its numerous qualities, in India, Ayurvedic medicine considers it to be a powerful remedy to stimulate metabolism. It is considered to be a natural antidepressant due to its action on endorphins and some even claim it is aphrodisiac.
In some European countries, pepper is often combined with citrus fruit. Are you ready to invent the perfect recipe?

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