In 1981, Nicolina Peduzzi decided to revive the pastificio (pasta factory) her father had started 50 years earlier in a small town in Abruzzo, Italy. More family members joined the Rustichella business, which quickly grew into one of the most extensive artisanal pasta lines in Italy. Nicolina, the matriarch, remains the keeper of artisan core values, which she demonstrates personally at every incredible meal she cooks for the family. (And in fact, in the Peduzzi family, many important business decisions are made over a heaping dish of spaghetti!) It is these wonderful meals and moments shared at the family table that ensure that Rustichella d’Abruzzo will continue to maintain high levels of integrity, professionalism and passion for quality. These wide, hearty egg noodles really show off the pasta's silky texture. Egg Pappardelle derives from the word pappare, meaning "to gobble up," which the Romans usually do with slowly cooked, chunky sauce like a ragù of porcini mushrooms or veal. You'll love this pasta, it's in a 8.8 oz. package.