Fusilli lucani, Fusilli con il ferretto, Fusidd’, Ferretti, Ferricieddi, Firzuli, minnicchi, minuich

Fusilli lucani, also known as Fusilli con il ferretto, Fusidd’, Ferretti, Ferricieddi, Firzuli, minnicchi, or minuich, is a traditional pasta dish from the Basilicata region in southern Italy. This type of pasta is characterized by its spiral shape and is made by rolling small pieces of dough around a thin rod or knitting needle.

Fusilli lucani can be found in various towns and communes in Basilicata, including Potenza, Matera, Melfi, and Venosa. In these areas, you can find local stores or shops that sell this traditional pasta, such as La Bottega del Gusto in Potenza, Pasta Fresca Materana in Matera, and Antica Pasta in Melfi.

One popular recipe using fusilli lucani is “Fusilli con Cime di Rapa” (Fusilli with Turnip Tops). This dish combines the pasta with sautéed turnip tops, garlic, chili flakes, and olive oil. Another delicious recipe is “Fusilli con Salsiccia e Funghi” (Fusilli with Sausage and Mushrooms), where the pasta is cooked with a flavorful sauce made from sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, and herbs.

Fusilli lucani has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and quality. The specifications for this pasta include:

– Made with durum wheat semolina and water
– Rolled by hand around a thin rod or knitting needle
– Dried at low temperatures to preserve its flavor and texture
– No additives or preservatives are used in the production process

– “Fusilli Lucani” – Basilicata Turistica (www.basilicataturistica.it)
– “Fusilli Lucani” – Prodotti Tipici Basilicata (www.prodottitipicibasilicata.it)