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To only buy one shape of pasta?

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BroomstickOfLove · 07/11/2018 13:39

I'm tidying up the kitchen cupboards. There are currently 6 mostly-empty bags, each with a different shape of pasta. WIBU to only ever buy a single shape from now on? And if so, which shape is best? I'm thinking of going for fusilli.

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Idontbelieveinthemoon · 07/11/2018 13:44

One type of pasta sounds amazing - we have 57 types in the house and the pretentious DH often declares "you've used the wrong pasta for this sauce". I can't even tell you how many times I've shouted "starve and die then, tosspot" at him as he smugly announces Jamie Oliver's opinion on this type of pasta. Fuck him and fuck Jamie Oliver.

Medea13 · 07/11/2018 13:44

Yabu, conchiglie is best

ReturnofPrincessOzma · 07/11/2018 13:44

If you’re only going to ever use one I think it should be penne.

Alfie190 · 07/11/2018 13:45

I like penne and probably get that most frequently, but I do like to have options.

RiverTam · 07/11/2018 13:45

penne or rigatoni. Though fusilli best for pesto pasta. And linguine not spaghetti.

Justwanttoweeinpeace · 07/11/2018 13:46

No no!

If you only buy one type you can never mix them all together to find out whether Jamie Oliver is right or just a pretentious pasta pusher!

Thehop · 07/11/2018 13:46

I only buy penne, makes life easier.

Scotinoz · 07/11/2018 13:47

For the most part, I only buy penne. Simply because Tesco sells it in massive bags and we eat loads of it.

I love going to my Mum's because she buys interesting shapes (because it's only her and my dad, and they don't consume virtually a whole 500g in one sitting)

RiverTam · 07/11/2018 13:47

they take different amounts of time to cook, so I'd never mix them, so I can see it's annoying to have the dregs of more than one kind knocking about.

RedSkyLastNight · 07/11/2018 13:48

Different types of pasta suit different sauces, so depends what you eat with your pasta. Maybe you could rationalise to 2 or 3 types?

Irrediscentness · 07/11/2018 13:48


Kittykatmacbill · 07/11/2018 13:48

Lidl Halloween pasta is the best especially the black spiders. It’s pretty much the highlight of Halloween in our house!

Does it matter about different pasta shapes, just buy the same cooking times, embrace the crazy and mix together...

WeeMadArthur · 07/11/2018 13:49

Bung the remains of the bags you have all in one dish together, then I would probably limit myself to two, a spaghetti/linguine and a penne. No need to limit yourself unnecessarily.

Shoppingwithmother · 07/11/2018 13:50

Yes, penne only in this house

ScreamingValenta · 07/11/2018 13:50

I always buy the bow shaped ones, but my husband likes penne, so we have both at home.

CuriousaboutSamphire · 07/11/2018 13:51

You need 4!

Lasagne sheets

The last 2 can be changed but must be sauce or chunk carriers.

oh, make that 5, soup pasta too!

No, 6. Cous cous is a pasta too!

BroomstickOfLove · 07/11/2018 13:52

@Idontbelieveinthemoon, my stepmother is Italian and often sends me FF my dad to buy pasta " to go with X sauce". It took him around 15 years to learn the complex rules Smile

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anothernameagain000 · 07/11/2018 13:53

YABU - I get an itchy feeling when we are down to just spaghetti and penne.

YellowOcelot · 07/11/2018 13:53

I buy conchiglie and linguine, and that's it.

JanetLovesJason · 07/11/2018 13:53

One long one, one shaped one.

I like tagliatelle and penne personally. Although I have a wee weakness for a farfalle 🦋 at times.

LizzieBennettDarcy · 07/11/2018 13:55

I've got a drawer full of bags of pasta........ Blush

Penne, Fusilli, Elicoidali, wholewheat types, spaghetti, linguine, lentil pasta for coeliac grandkids & rice pasta too, spinach trottole, macaroni, soup pasta, lasagne sheets and chickpea pasta in the freezer.

It'd kill me to pick one Grin

Andromeida59 · 07/11/2018 13:56

@idontbelieveinthemoon wins this thread Grin


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FormerlyFrikadela01 · 07/11/2018 13:58

We have spaghetti and penne. I'd just have penne but ds like spaghetti so I compromise and get both.

I don't give a toss if different pastas go with different sauces. I make pasta bake, Bolognese and pasta pesto, If I need anything fancier I'll got to a restaurant.

YellowOcelot · 07/11/2018 13:58

You're right Lizzie, I forgot the wholemeal version for when the sauce is so outrageously overindulgent that I feel I have to make up for it Grin

TheNoodlesIncident · 07/11/2018 13:59

You can get exciting multi-coloured pasta shapes in TK Maxx you know just to add to the confusion

Fusilli is great for holding sauce in the flanges. Or those ones that look like Piglet's ears, whatever that's called.

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