The dried pasta throwdown

We make some of the pasta we eat – an easy enough process that the kids get involved. But for most pasta nights it’s good old Barilla (or some other grocery store brand). Now I learn there’s great dried pasta to be had. Anyone ever tried Martlli, Cavalieri or Rusticella d’Abruzzo pasta?


Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

4 thoughts

  1. World Harvest carries some of the Rusticella varieties, as do Dean and Deluca and Whole Foods in OP, KS. You can also order most of these online via Zingerman’s or similar sites.

  2. I buy the Rustichella 100% Farro Pasta from World Harvest. It’s fantastic with tuna and capers in a white wine sauce.

  3. I’m a recent conver to farro. Haven’t been able to find it here in Como but the stl whole foods carry it. Orangette has a fab warm farro and carm. Onion recipie that is devine with goatsbeard farm feta.

    As for the farro past…it’s def. got a firmer tooth to it than white flour pasta… But it’s entirely pleasing. I think you’d enoy playing with it 🙂

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