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Apr 15, 2009 11:02 PM

Racchette in MSP?

Hi MSP hounds -

Ok, I know this is kind of a weird one... Does anyone know where I might find racchette pasta in the area? To be perfectly honest, I haven't done an exhaustive search & I know it's available online but I was hoping someone out there may have noticed it at a supermarket.

As always, any help is much appreciated!

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  1. Have you been watching Martha Stewart? :-) I had to google "racchette" to find out what it was, and her recipe with asparagus and peas popped up first.

    I've never seen pasta shaped like tennis rackets in town. But try calling Buon Giorno, Cossetta's, or Broders.

    Otherwise, you could just use rotelle (wagon wheels). It's much easier to find.


    Cossetta Italian Market
    211 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102

    Broders Cucina Italiana
    2308 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

    I Nonni
    981 sibley memorial hwy, Lilydale, MN 55118

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      1. Radiatore or another form of dry pasta with nooks and crannies might be easier to find at Buon Giorno or Broders, or even at Lunds/Byerlys. That's the nice thing about Italian food-- substitutions are easy as long as you keep to the spirit of the sauce.

        1. Thanks for the recs ladies. Anne, I hadn't seen the Martha Stewart show. I'm a huge tennis geek and had been on a tennis-gifts website (ordering cheesy cocktail napkins!) & saw these cute little bags of racket shaped pasta. However, I took your lead & checked out Martha's website & saw the segment with the great Johnny-Mac!!! I've had a crush on him since I was a kid, so as a tennis fanatic thanks for the tip!!

          Actually, seeing the racchette got me thinking about throwing a Wimbledon brunch & I thought they would be perfect, so the shape is kind of important (again, I'm a geek). But I'll be sure to check those places out & post back on what I find.