Wheat your apetite
Since its launch last October, artisanal Swiss-owned but Italian-made pasta brand Ppura has been satisfying the appetites of pasta purists. Set up by two childhood friends who wanted to recreate the steaming pasta pots their Italian mothers used to cook, the firm’s small production factory in Puglia uses methods from the 19th century.
Founders Cemal Cattaneo and Maurizio Floccari spent more than 15 months scouring Italy for ingredients. The duo sourced the perfect durum wheat from the bread-making region of Altamura, which gives Ppura its unique nutty taste. The range of six types of pasta includes the sculptural capricci, fettucce and farfalle. Serve with Ppura’s three types of pesto, including the sweet, spiky Pomodori Salentini that was chosen after the founders tasted over 100 tomato varieties.
Jelmolí Gourmet Factory, Switzerland
Seidengasse 1, Zürich, jelmoli.ch
Feinkost Käfer, Germany
Prinzregentenstrasse 73, Munich, feinkost-kaefer.de
Julius Meinl am Graben, Austria
Am Graben 19, Vienna, meinl.com
Eataly Torino, Italy
Via Nizza 230, Turin, eataly.it
La Grande Epicerie, France
Rue de Sèvres 38, Paris