I often like to research the names of pasta and what they mean, but sometime a clear definition eludes me.
Fidelini, is one of those.
The best I can gather, is a reference to the Saint Fedelis of Como, year 304, or the latin root, “Fidel” meaning Faithful.
But whatever the meaning, when you bite into a forkful of these short spaghetti,
tossed in a melange of freshly harvested peppery garden greens, and Sicilian cherry tomatoes.
You get the feeling of an honest (faithful) comfort food, rich with as much tradition as flavor.
Fiore, with Rutabega and turnip cream sauce with fresh wood sorrel
Pappardelle, alla Bolognese