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Old 01-21-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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What is your favorite pasta brand?

I've been a Barilla fan for years, mostly because it reheats without turning to mush. But for elbows I prefer Creamettes, and I recently bought DaVinci linguini which I liked better than Barilla. Of course my favorite is when my husband makes fetuccini from scratch, and I refuse to buy any fetucchini (how do you spell that, anyway) just to force him to make it for me a few times a year!

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Old 01-21-2012, 01:23 PM   #2
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The double "c" in Italian denotes "ch" so, no "h" is needed.

I like Barilla.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:48 PM   #3
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My favorite is Barilla.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:09 PM   #4
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Barrilla, TJ's and an imported Italian brand (I don't remember name) I get at the farm. I also get Ronzoni sometimes.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:38 PM   #5
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We had been buying Barilla too. Then SO wanted low carb pasta so we now use Dreamfields for the most part. It's fine.

In Italian, a 'c' followed by an 'i' is pronounced as a 'ch'. Think DaVinci.
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In Italian, a 'c' followed by an 'i' is pronounced as a 'ch'. Think DaVinci.
I think both are right - "cc" and "c" followed by "i" produce the "ch" sound.
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I think both are right - "cc" and "c" followed by "i" produce the "ch" sound.
I wasn't disputing PF, just adding more info.
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I wasn't disputing PF, just adding more info.
I only took Italian for one quarter...and that was a long time ago.
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I wasn't disputing PF, just adding more info.
I was just adding that I think both are proper thats all.
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:56 PM   #10
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My favorite is what I make in my own kitchen. Would that be "Choppers?" when I buy pasta I usually get Barilla pasta. I prefer multi grain or whole wheat pasta.
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I like Del Verde when I am not pinching my pennies. I also like Barilla because it reheats better than most other pasta. Most of the time though I am pinching my pennies and use AnnA by Cento foods it is imported and often on sale in my area for 99 cents a pound.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:08 PM   #12
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I usually get my pasta at TJ's, but if Ronzoni is on sale I get that, usually bogo, so like 75 cents a pound.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:45 PM   #13
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Barilla, Gia Russo (excellent whole wheat pasta), Creamettes when available (Durham semolina pasta of excellent quality...Minnesota and North Dakota product I believe)

make my own paparadelle (can't spell it, though) :)
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:05 PM   #14
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ronzoni for everyday pasta, dececco or delle verde when i go to my local italian deli and remember to buy it.

i also will buy artisnal pasta for things like squid ink, orrechiete, or gnocchi. there's a place across town that makes excellent artisnal pastas and bread called "vitamias".

it's a tiny place in a crappy section of town that gained a lot of fame when it was mentioned on "the sopranos". thankfully the uproar has died down since and it's back to normal. www.vitamias.com
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oops, the link isn't working.

i found a video, though. get your goombah on for this one:

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
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oops, the link isn't working.

i found a video, though. get your goombah on for this one:

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
Which video?
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darn, my phone doesn't like youtube. brb.
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We had been buying Barilla too. Then SO wanted low carb pasta so we now use Dreamfields for the most part. It's fine.

In Italian, a 'c' followed by an 'i' is pronounced as a 'ch'. Think DaVinci.
I've been buying Barilla for a few years and like it a lot for the same reasons that others have already mentioned. Andy, I have seen Dreamfields. Can you tell me how it compares to Barilla?

Has anyone tried the pasta made from Jerusalem artichoke flour? I'd like to find low carb pasta that is yummy!
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http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop...6NYPiPo&gl=US]
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