WHAT IS STELLINE?
Stelline is a star-shaped pasta. It is often used in soups for children due to its cute shape. Stelline’s tiny size and hole in the middle give it a quick cook time. A larger version exists called Stelle or Stelloni.
Myth has it that these pasta constellations are popular in Italian wedding soups (in place of orzo) to hide the tears of the groom. According to Culinarylore.com, the first half of that statement is a common myth and “a mistranslation of Minestra Maritata which does not refer to weddings but to all the soup ingredients, vegetables and meatballs, being married together.” The latter is (tearfully) not completely accurate, but I’d bet money that it’s happened.
WHERE IS STELLINE MADE?
This cut is a derivation of the “stelle” star-shaped pasta that was popular in the 1500s. It is an iconic shape that is not associated with any one region of Italy.
UNLESS YOUR PRIVATE JET IS EN ROUTE, DON’T BUY THE WRONG STELLINE ONLINE!
At $1 million dollars U.S., this Rolex watch is not for the faint of heart. Why is it so expensive? It is one of the very few watches built that has a full calendar with all the phases of the moon. This is the perfect watch for the baller lyncathrope on the go, or those of us unable to tilt our head up several degrees at night. So save yourself some money and spend 1/200,000th of that on a bag of very nice star shaped pasta!
WHAT SAUCES GO WELL WITH THIS PASTA?
A slice of butter and sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese makes this the perfect cut for finicky kids. Due to its small size, this pasta can easily be overwhelmed with thicker or more complex sauces. If you’d like to see one of our recipes using stelline, it is a great addition to our classic minestrone soup!