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where to buy "O" shaped pasta

jaknny Feb 25, 2012 01:58 PM

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?

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  1. Perilagu Khan RE: jaknny Feb 25, 2012 05:35 PM


    I believe it's based in New York state.

    1. annagranfors RE: jaknny Feb 25, 2012 06:04 PM

      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...

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        eamcd RE: jaknny Feb 25, 2012 06:44 PM

        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-...

        Or online:

        Good luck!

        1. Popkin RE: jaknny Feb 26, 2012 10:33 AM

          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?

          1. drongo RE: jaknny Feb 26, 2012 10:44 AM

            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...

            1. eclecticsynergy RE: jaknny Feb 26, 2012 11:01 AM

              P&R sells rings too. I get 'em right off the supermarket shelves around here.

              They have a very good back-of-the box recipe called Garden Skillet that's been a family favorite since the 80s. I still make several times a year, using vegetable broth instead of plain water. Simple, easy and tasty. Likely to be on their website too, now that I think of it.

              1. EM23 RE: jaknny Feb 26, 2012 11:19 AM

                If you don’t want to order it online from Amazon like eamcd recommends above, perhaps Eataly or Dean & DeLuca might carry it.

                1. Perilagu Khan RE: jaknny Feb 26, 2012 12:04 PM

                  I wonder if this pasta is served sometimes with a sauce or strictly in soups?

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                    eclecticsynergy RE: Perilagu Khan Feb 26, 2012 12:46 PM

                    The rings don't hold a lot of sauce compared to many shapes, but I've had them with sauce on occasion. Then again, I've sometimes put sauce on alphabets, which I think are pretty much a "soup" pasta...

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                      mbfant RE: Perilagu Khan Feb 26, 2012 01:25 PM

                      Actually, they are traditionally used also in an elaborate timballo encased in bread, but these may be a slightly larger size.

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                      whit57 RE: jaknny Apr 24, 2014 03:07 PM

                      Last I was able to find was at the Wegmans in Corning, NY.

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