To only buy one shape of pasta?
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.
BonnesVacances · 08/11/2018 21:29
We mix up the ends of pasta shapes and call it Pasta Medley. Agree that farfalle is the work of the devil. We tend to switch between penne and fusilli and have recently ditched spaghetti in favour of its superior older brother linguine. It's much more versatile and just as good with bolognese too.
TheSerenDipitY · 09/11/2018 06:36
i get loads of different kinds and any part bags i mix together in a air tight tin for when im making mac and cheese, i love the larger "tube" styles so the cheese sauce fills in the tube part and is so yummy ( not that i can eat it because of the dairy) the family loves it!!!
Just get some nice storage containers and put them in, looks nice in the pantry all lined up
bonbonours · 09/11/2018 10:15
I am obviously a total pasta heathen because I really can't see the point of different shapes apart from novelty value. They all taste the same as made from the same stuff. I buy cheap penne because we get through tons of it, and cheap spaghetti because it cooks quicker for when I'm in a rush at dinner time.
Fresta · 09/11/2018 13:30
conchiglie (shells) are rubbish because they stick together- snails shells are much superior - lumina regata
BroomstickOfLove · 09/11/2018 21:06
Pasta purists will be horrified to hear that last night I wasn't feeling well and in a bid to start my pasta cull I served vermicelli with puttanesca sauce. The children like it so much that DS mentioned it on the walk to school and asked if we could have it again.
MammaSchwifty · 09/11/2018 21:52
I think fusili is a decent choice for an all-round pasta shape. Also penne and rigatoni are good workaday choices.
Don't like the bow ties because on cooking the ends go too floppy and the middle bit remains tough.
I don't like the shells because they nest within each other like some kind of pasta mating orgy instead of behaving nicely and holding sauce.
Spirali just seem too modern.
Spaghetti (especially the extra fine ones) and tagliatelle I could eat all day long... mmmmm....
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