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The Holidays are here and that means it’s time to mangia with friends and family.

And nothing is heartier or more heart-warming than perfectly prepared pasta. So if you’re hosting people for dinner this Holiday season, look no further than De Cecco, whose authentic and delicious slow-dried pastas are made from the best durum wheat semolina and pure spring water for that fresh, al dente taste.

But don’t take our word for it. Talk to pros like Chef Antonio Prontelli and Chef Ralph Pallarino, who share Holiday pasta recipes as well as the reasons why De Cecco is their favorite pasta, perfect for that al dente taste! 

And, for the ultimate guide to hitting New York City like a stylish Italian, click here for De Cecco’s insider tips.

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