where to buy "O" shaped pasta
Do any of the national brands of pasta sell anelletti (O shaped pasta)? Anyone know where I can buy it in the NY/NJ area?
I have to admit that I don't know my pastas all that well, but I wasn't aware there *was* such a thing outside of Spaghetti-O's...it put me in mind of an episode of The Gilmore Girls where Emily (Lorelei's mom and Rory's grandma) had one of her countless gourmet chefs make them homemade Spaghetti-O's, doubtless because she was trying to make up with them for having been a witch about something. Ah, I miss that show...
I'd try an Italian market if you have one. You made me curious though, so I had to look. Ronzoni and Barilla don't list it as one of their shapes. But Creamette makes it:
Don't know if htey still have them, but apparently Trader Joe's did: http://www.thekitchn.com/trader-joes-...
Out here in California I've actually seen it in the Mexican ethnic food aisles, do you have any Hispanic markets in your area you could check?
Try looking for anellini (small rings) or anelli (larger rings). Barilla and Ronzoni make annellini - http://it.barilla.com/content/prodott... and http://pasta-products-ronzoni.newworl... - though I'm not sure whether you can get it locally.
Edit: Shoprite's web site says they have "Anna Anellini" -- http://www.shoprite.com/pd/Anna/Anell...