diabetic ravioli

Introducing Two New Ravioli Meals

We're so excited to launch our two new delicious pasta meals to you.

We have a yummy vegetarian Pumpkin Ravioli and an equally delicious Beef Ravioli in bolognaise sauce. 

Diabetes Beef Ravioli   Diabetes Kitchen Pumpkin ravioli

And to keep you really warm in Winter, try our new, gluten free, Moroccan Chicken with 5 Veggies.

We'll be bringing you new meals seasonally, and keeping your favourites. And we'd love any suggestions from you to. 

As always, every meal is dietitian approved and low in carbs, sugars, salt and calories - and still packed with flavour! You can see all our meals here.

Ravioli is a type of pasta characterized by its small, square or circular shapes filled with a variety of ingredients. Its history dates back centuries and is intertwined with the evolution of pasta and culinary traditions in different regions. Here's an overview of the history of ravioli:

  1. Ancient Origins: The concept of filling dough with various ingredients is ancient and spans across different cultures. Similar stuffed pasta dishes existed in various forms in different parts of the world. In ancient China, filled dumplings known as "jiaozi" were made, while in the Middle East and Mediterranean, dishes like stuffed grape leaves and pastries with fillings were common.

  2. Medieval Italy: The earliest known references to ravioli as we know it today appear in medieval Italy. By the 14th century, filled pasta dishes similar to ravioli were mentioned in Italian culinary texts. These early versions were often filled with a mix of meat, cheese, and spices.

  3. Cultural Variations: As ravioli gained popularity, it began to take on regional variations throughout Italy. Different regions developed their own fillings, shapes, and cooking methods. For example, in Liguria, "agnolotti" are similar to ravioli, while in Naples, "ravioli capresi" are filled with caciotta cheese and marjoram.

  4. Export and Influence: Italian immigration and cultural exchange brought ravioli to different parts of the world. Italian immigrants introduced ravioli to North and South America, where it became a part of the local culinary landscape.

  5. Modern Variations: Today, ravioli comes in a wide variety of fillings and shapes. Traditional fillings include cheese, meat, spinach, and herbs, but contemporary versions can be filled with seafood, vegetables, and creative combinations. Ravioli can be found in a range of cuisines beyond Italian, including fusion and international dishes.

  6. Commercial Production: In the 20th century, the commercial production of pasta and ravioli expanded, making these dishes more accessible to a wider audience. Packaged and frozen ravioli became popular options for convenient meals.

  7. Culinary Creativity: With the advancement of culinary techniques and the exploration of flavors, chefs and home cooks alike have experimented with innovative ravioli fillings, presentations, and accompaniments.

Ravioli's history is a testament to the culinary creativity and adaptation that takes place over centuries. It has evolved from a simple, regional dish to a versatile and globally recognized pasta variety enjoyed in countless ways across different cultures and cuisines.

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