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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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utterplonker · 10/11/2018 07:28

Fusilli in my house! And only fusilli. Except for the lasagne sheets but the kids don’t bite that as pasta when it’s hidden inside like that Grin


utterplonker · 10/11/2018 07:29

Bite?! I meant class or something similar, no idea what my brain is doing today ...


CheddarIsNotTheOnlyCheese · 10/11/2018 12:35

This is quite useful. I found it on the BBC food website. Pasta ending in 'ini' is a smaller version of a particular shape, and pasta ending in 'oni' is a larger version of a particular shape. For example, fusillini (smallest twist), fusilli (medium twist), fusillioni (largest twist)


Joinourclub · 10/11/2018 12:54

When I have lots of pasta scraps I give it all to the kids or smash it all up for soup. I hate overcooked pasta so wouldn’t mix it all up for me.

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