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Brands of dried Pasta

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Brands of dried Pasta

Anna | Jun 22, 2001 09:22 AM

I was on the general ChowHound board where tons of posts were listed about favorite dry pasta brands. I have never been particuarly concerned about this except that it be made with pure semolina, and preferably be Italian. Anyone have a preference, maybe I'm missing out.

Right now in my pantry I have alot of Anna pasta - I guess I just like the name, plus it's available at The Weaver's Way Co-Op where I do a lot of my shopping and at 99 cents a pound I feel I'm getting a bargain. They also offer some non-traditional shapes such as orzo and tubetti which I have problems finding from some of the more "americanized" brands. I also have some Barilla. There are two brands I got at the Italian market Rosa and Pedone.

A little off topic for Italian pasta, but I got some great homemade spinach egg noodles from Reading Terminal. I don't remember the name of the stand (Sauders?) but they are the PA Dutch stand with lot's of cheese spreads near Fishers. The name on the bag is Little Barn Noodles from Ephrata. They also have great lardy chips by the plastic bag.

Any advice about favorites, texture, clinging of sauce etc.

Look forward to your Chowhound opinions!

Anna

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