MACCARONARO

 

What do Neapolitan people eat ?

 

Maccheroni   Pasta Tubes

In the  XV period a small object similar to a stamp machine was invented to make pasta shapes . This object was called a trafila or ngegno . It produced all types of pasta shapes and big pieces of squashed pasta . This was originally Neapolitan and for  some time was only produced in Naples in the small villages in Gragnano on the Amalfi coast . The name Maccaronaro was given to the factories and the sellers  of the maccheroni , pasta tubes already cooked . Along the streets there were ovens lit by dimmed lamps and covered by  large tents next to boilers where hot pasta tubes covered with cheese were cooked .