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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?

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


    I believe it's based in New York state.

    1. annagranfors 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 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-pantry-anelletti-p-47644

        Or online:

        Good luck!

        1. Popkin 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 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/prodottobarilla/anellini and http://pasta-products-ronzoni.newworldpasta.com/Rings-ZX007130000029ZX25 - 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 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 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 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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                  1. re: Perilagu Khan
                    eclecticsynergy 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...

                    1. re: Perilagu Khan
                      mbfant 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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