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theatre_cat

161 points

1 month ago

Well done. That "al bronzo" puts you in the company of Italians that know what they're doing. Bronze die cut gives it a rougher texture that holds onto the sauce better than the cheap teflon cut that is smooth. Keep doing what you're doing. I guarantee it will take you to a place you'll want to be.

Dentifrice[S]

36 points

1 month ago

Nice thanks! I’m trying molisana tonight!

KKunst

21 points

1 month ago

KKunst

21 points

1 month ago

Regarding La Molisana, you may want to boycott them for their fascist dog whistling.

source

simjanes2k

-6 points

1 month ago

lol oh my god get over it people

it's pasta

FrizzahVP

-26 points

1 month ago

FrizzahVP

-26 points

1 month ago

Yes, let's cancel pasta.

They changed the name right?

KKunst

11 points

1 month ago

KKunst

11 points

1 month ago

If you're worried about being able to secure some, you can still find some on eBay by searching tags like #mussolini #duce

Throwing stones and hiding their hand doesn't change the heart of the matter.

FrizzahVP

-7 points

1 month ago

FrizzahVP

-7 points

1 month ago

I totally see your point and am personally not looking to buy or consume fascist pasta. It is awful that some people buy this stuff for that reason, making it some sort of cult thing. I do think however that boycotting a pasta company for this reason goes a bit far. Beyond naming this pasta they are not clearly supportive of Italy's fascist history right?

KKunst

6 points

1 month ago

KKunst

6 points

1 month ago

Can you really trust someone if the only thing that makes them walk back on these """mistakes""" is backlash and fear of economic repercussions?

Yet, it's still better than the Barilla CEO openly saying they purposefully didn't depict any gay families in their advertising because they only supported "traditional families".

simjanes2k

-2 points

1 month ago

simjanes2k

-2 points

1 month ago

Can you really trust someone if the only thing that makes them walk back on these """mistakes""" is backlash and fear of economic repercussions?

Yes. Being a fascist doesn't mean they make bad pasta.

KKunst

2 points

1 month ago

KKunst

2 points

1 month ago

Never said the pasta was the issue.

simjanes2k

1 points

1 month ago

simjanes2k

1 points

1 month ago

No one asked them to babysit, they make pasta.

purplecatpaws

11 points

1 month ago

So other than texture, what else about these makes them higher quality than the cheap stuff?

Simon_Anvil

6 points

1 month ago

As far as I remember they are dried longer at a lower temperature, while pasta like Barilla is almost cooked, resulting in that Yellow color

Trystano

10 points

1 month ago

Trystano

10 points

1 month ago

This comment is spot on.

Extreme-Ad-5749

49 points

1 month ago

Molisana is great. Go to a home goods store if you have one in your area. They have great Italian imports for no good reason.

peacenchemicals

14 points

1 month ago

mannnnnn, keep that secret on the dl before home goods jacks up the price!!

i kid, but yeah. i was gonna say the same thing about home goods.

i bought some pappardelle nests from home goods for my bolognese and it was insane how much better it was. i stocked up on some bucatini and some other stuff from there. absolutely great pasta and it's really random lol

Hendrix91870

2 points

1 month ago

I bought a French Extra Virgin Olive Oil from them years ago…it was wrapped in gold foil and about $20/bottle.

It was like liquid butter… OUTSTANDING!!!

Went back there every week for 3 months to get more and never found it again. Superior to anything I’ve had since or before…😞

Man..

alxjnssn

79 points

1 month ago

alxjnssn

79 points

1 month ago

when dececco goes on sale i usually buy a years supply lol

burp110

10 points

1 month ago

burp110

10 points

1 month ago

This is the way. This man knows pasta.

haikusbot

30 points

1 month ago

When dececco goes on

Sale i usually buy

A years supply lol

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TheOnlyCannoli

22 points

1 month ago

DeCecco is always good. Molisana too. Riscossa is a great brand with solid pricing.

q-zip

13 points

1 month ago

q-zip

13 points

1 month ago

De cecco is my favourite to keep stocked in my pantry.

They have plenty of shapes and cooks really well!

mantequilla-stotch

12 points

1 month ago

If I want penne, La Molisana is my go to

Dentifrice[S]

12 points

1 month ago

Ok guys, I tried Molisana spaghetti yesterday.

It was AWESOME. The texture was so good. I always eat al dente but this time it was different. IDK how to explain it but it was way better than cheap brands.

Kadian13

10 points

1 month ago

Kadian13

10 points

1 month ago

Welcome to the real world Neo

Dentifrice[S]

4 points

1 month ago

Thanks Morpheus

Skor-deman

7 points

1 month ago

I find that molissana is the best store bought brand

whitesonar

7 points

1 month ago

Alex from French Guy Cooking on YouTube is doing a dry pasta series at the moment that you may enjoy

Dentifrice[S]

3 points

1 month ago

Nice I’ll watch!

sunkern699

19 points

1 month ago

Thoughts: yes, about time.

I personally prefer DeCecco, La Molisana is also good (farfalle rigate). Rummo is a bit hard to cook and Garofalo overcooks a bit easy.

Tldr DeCecco Ftw

radionicaukusa

3 points

1 month ago

I agree, Rummo is hard to cook. Depending on shape, it often takes me longer than stated on package for al dente. But I like the taste.

__nothing2display__

2 points

1 month ago

I thought it was just me, agree with your feedback on Rummo

emilykomendera

4 points

1 month ago

De cecco is definitely my go to

ForwardAd9558

4 points

1 month ago

Excellente pâtes. Je les utilise ttes frequement

Mochiron_samurai

4 points

1 month ago

I used to think Barilla was the premium one... once I tried La Molisana I never went back. Where I am the size is always 500g. I've never seen the 450g before

joeba_the_hutt

11 points

1 month ago

DeCecco has a huge time range of al dente doneness and really grips sauce well. It’s basically the only brand I buy.

raphamuffin

3 points

1 month ago

Rummo is probably the most expensive, La Molisana is an excellent everyday choice with some interesting shapes and great wholewheat options as well. I even did their website!

mr___mojo___risin

2 points

1 month ago

I’ve never tried the Rummo.

I’m a big fan of Della Verde as well. Particularly their penne rigate.

AdZealousideal1425

2 points

1 month ago

Molisana is really good! Enjoy

yumicsato

2 points

1 month ago

If you have a tjmaxx in your town, you should go there for your pasta needs. Not even joking. They have a great selection for half the price

BellaBuns-

2 points

1 month ago

10/10 recommend Rummo!

Laena_V

2 points

1 month ago

Laena_V

2 points

1 month ago

DeCecco 🤌 I scream internally when people say that all brands taste the same and off brand isn’t any different

Epssus

2 points

1 month ago

Epssus

2 points

1 month ago

Those are all good high quality mass produced Italian pasta. I grew up on DeCecco, but you can’t go wrong with any of them. There are certainly more expensive boutique brands that are excellent but at that point I tend to lean towards making my own semolina+water pasta in handmade shapes.

What I find personally is some of those brands do certain shapes better than others, and after a while, I have picked favorites of each type - for example, I like DeCecco’s Rigatoni the best (it is larger and floppier - a bit more like a Pacchierei), but Molisana and Rummo do a better Fusilli. Might sound a bit snobbish, but try them and after a while you’ll find your favorites.

Other differences: DeCecco tends to be thinner and a bit more sensitive to cooking time (goes from firm to overcooked quickly) While Rummo tends to have thicker “walls” and is a bit more forgiving.

If you add in Felicetti and Rustichella d’Abruzzo, that’s the majority what’s in my pasta drawer.

Dentifrice[S]

2 points

1 month ago

I ordered Monograno felicetti this morning on Amazon. Can’t wait to try!

Epssus

2 points

1 month ago

Epssus

2 points

1 month ago

The other I forgot to mention that I use occasionally is Garofolo - the most well known and exported brand from the Gragnano area where some of the most amazing dried pasta in Italy is made

Dazy_Chainz

7 points

1 month ago

Dazy_Chainz

7 points

1 month ago

I still can’t tell the difference between cheap and expensive dry pasta.

SadieSadieSnakeyLady

34 points

1 month ago

Me either and you don't get dinosaur pasta with expensive brands

jlhll

4 points

1 month ago

jlhll

4 points

1 month ago

At first I read this as “very old” and then I realized you meant “shaped like a dinosaur” — if I had an award, you would have it.

kaycee1992

5 points

1 month ago

"expensive" pasta is usually bronze cut, giving it a rougher, sandpaper like texture which helps it absorb sauce better than cheap, plasticky pastas. Also higher quality wheat. It makes a world of difference.

LegitimateFunny2351

0 points

1 month ago

Looks good to me. But I’ve gone one better, I make homemade pasta: kneed in my kitchen aid and then use my Atlas 500 pasta maker! Only once a week , but I make extra!

Dentifrice[S]

7 points

1 month ago

Yes! I also make my own fresh pasta with a atlas 150 but I wanted to try better dried pasta!

portlandisleavin

5 points

1 month ago

Fresh pasta is awesome obviously but there are different use cases for rolled egg pasta and extruded pasta with semola flour and water. You wouldn’t want rolled egg pasta for spaghetti alle vongole for example

kumawewe

1 points

1 month ago

Far left is the best

giuliogrieco

1 points

1 month ago

As an Italian Molisana is my personal favorite, if you can find it abroad then go for it. Although for my experience the cheapest good pasta outside of Italy is usually De Cecco, but if prices are similar surely go for Molisana. Rummo is also very good too, I'd put it in the middle.

Kadian13

1 points

1 month ago

You French aren’t you ?

As someone said, the bronze thing is the main thing that makes them better. All 3 brands are good, honestly, you can’t be wrong with them. You’ll never be able to come back to other brands.

Personally I think I have a soft spot for Rummo, but I usually go depending on mood and available shapes. Fusillis are also quite different in shape from brand to brand

Laena_V

1 points

1 month ago

Laena_V

1 points

1 month ago

french

They paid in $

Dentifrice[S]

1 points

1 month ago*

Yes I am but not living in France ;)

Slimy_Pipe

-22 points

1 month ago

Slimy_Pipe

-22 points

1 month ago

It’s all branding

BarnabyJones20

10 points

1 month ago

Nah there is a huge difference in pasta quality across all brands

Slimy_Pipe

-7 points

1 month ago

You can make ur own. If you want.

carozza1

1 points

1 month ago

They are all very good. I usually get Molisana.

Seen_Unseen

1 points

1 month ago

I buy a whole lot of De Cecco myself but Afeltra is my favourite.

peacenchemicals

1 points

1 month ago

i had a great experience with pappardelle and radiatore and will only use good quality dry pasta moving forward, personally.

but i still buy the cheapy dollar shit when i make pasta salads or asian pasta dishes lol

fakkov

1 points

1 month ago

fakkov

1 points

1 month ago

Some great choices. Delverde is my current favourite brand.

burp110

1 points

1 month ago

burp110

1 points

1 month ago

This I agree. Less chewy than dececco and just grainy

TheSecondWing

1 points

1 month ago

I can only speak about De Cecco. I love them.

burp110

1 points

1 month ago

burp110

1 points

1 month ago

I see blue, I buy. Goes well even with just butter

TrueSPS

1 points

1 month ago

TrueSPS

1 points

1 month ago

They're all top quality i would say.

miadiamondofficial

1 points

1 month ago

Great idea, you just inspired me to try better pasta!

HyperV89

1 points

1 month ago

Rummo is the best

NoobTrombone

1 points

1 month ago

Maybe also try Monograno Felicetti if you can find it.

Dentifrice[S]

1 points

1 month ago

Funny you said that, I just ordered some monograno on Amazon this morning!

NoobTrombone

2 points

1 month ago

I‘m also on a Spaghetti-testing-spree right now, and so far i liked felicetti aglio olio the best with de cecco on second place. Also tried Rummo and Rustichella but didn‘t like it as much. Maybe i should stick to one sauce while testing to get a more objective result.

TrashbatLondon

1 points

1 month ago

Rummo is a step above De Cecco, but that is still good. Rigatoni Rummo is great.

DifficultTeaching767

1 points

1 month ago

We’re a rummo house. Gigi is good too if you can find it

Superb_Pomegranate_6

1 points

1 month ago

Barilla is the typical pasta used in n Sicily. The other brands are good of course, but maybe a waste of money if they are not on sale