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4 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

 

I have a bag of that shape pasta that I purchased at Eataly for more than your "expensive" price.   This one

Not sure what I paid in the store but the online price of $5.90/500g converts to € 5.02

I do like it.

That's a nice brand from Eataly (where I haven't shopped in a while). But Eataly is even more expensive, for certain products, than other places I shop. They do have a great selection though.

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4 hours ago, ambra said:

This was a fun shape. I posted a pic of the dish on the dinner thread, so forgive me for the repeat photo, but here's a photo of the packaging. It's more expensive than the average price of pasta. 

 

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The Gentile runs around $7.50 here. 

 

4 hours ago, Paul Bacino said:

My favorite..commercial produced is

Rustichella d'Abruzzo 

but Barilla is my usual

 

I like this brand - also runs in that $7 range. Same as my current favorite, Faella. When I can get Setaro, it's quite a bit cheaper (of course, it's from Naples!)...

 

LUMACHINE 1.1 LBS.

Pastificio Setaro

$4.95

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@ambra Fun is one way to put it. The package of dry pasta looks like it should be called "Little Condoms!" Those Italians, what a sense of, well, humor, to call it Vesuvius.  Okay, it's been a long time since I examined a condom up close. 

 

As for Rustichella D'Abruzzo, I buy the penne in bulk. Last time it was on sale for $2.99 per lb, which seems like an awfully good deal. I use a lot of that shape.

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On 11/2/2020 at 6:21 PM, weinoo said:

I think the main thing with bucatini is that it really can't be cooked al dente. Well (properly) cooked all the way through, and it is less problematic.

 

Apparently, the most challenging thing about bucatini is finding it. 

https://www.grubstreet.com/2020/12/2020-bucatini-shortage-investigation.html?fbclid=IwAR3hRyUFyL8WGdezNXtIbwIkSnCnn8HupmfITiMB4pyyhhJHTmDFhNPdSXY

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