Scratch Pasta was begun by Chef Stephanie Fees in Lynchburg, Virginia. After years of working as a professional chef, she had the opportunity to attend "pasta school" in Chiavari, Italy. She came back passionate about bringing authentic pastas to her hometown. This 12 ounce bag of lemon basil gemelli is made from lemon rind instead of juice, so you get all of the flavor and none of the pucker. Basil and turmeric add balance, making it rich and flavorful.