How many different types of dried pasta do you have in your pantry?
- whs Jun 5, 2012 07:36 PM
Riffing off the rice thread. We have linguine, fettucine, thin spaghetti, spaghetti, pappardelle, trofie, farfalle, penne rigate, pasta mista, and egg noodles...and black squid ink.
All you listed, plus...
I tend to purchase varieties from DeCecco, Barilla and Colavita... and stock up when on sale.
My husband is half Italian and we eat pasta at least 3 nights a week. That said, we keep only a limited number of shapes, most Barilla brand: penne (his #1 favorite), spaghetti--thin, thick, angel hair and regular, orecchiette, no-cook lasagna noodles, orzo, elbow, super large shells, large shells, baby shells, campanelle, penne rigata, gemelli, cellentani and then new for us the TJs bronze-die Rigatoni. When I want egg-based pasta usually make it myself though we keep a bag of Pennsylvania Dutch egg noodles for when the need arises.
I used to keep very few boxes of pasta on hand, but in the last few years, I think I've created an attractive stockpile for myself. The brands I have seem to vary depending on sales, but ... Barilla, Delverde, and Colavita seem to be the most prominent right now.