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Radiatore Pasta - I love this Pasta Shape!

 

Do You have a favorite "shape" of pasta?

 

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Re: Radiatore Pasta - I love this Pasta Shape!

@alliswell 

Nice to see you posting. Love the pic. Never saw this shape before. How fun is that!!!

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Re: Radiatore Pasta - I love this Pasta Shape!

Oh, I love that! I've been buying what looks like the same or very similar shape at Aldi's (Priano brand, imported from Italy) for several years. Gave a bag of it to my very Italian almost-SIL. Guess I didn't think about it having a name, but I can see the 'fins' that radiate outward, suggesting the name Radiatore.

Ok, now you made me drag out the step stool and get mine out of the cupboard.
It says the name for this Priano shape is Armoniche. Google Translate says that means 'harmonics'; as the oscillating pattern of sound waves.

Detour, but now back to your question:
My favorite pasta shape for eating is angel hair pasta.
I find regular spaghetti too dense. Same reason I like some flat noodles but not tubular ones.
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Re: Radiatore Pasta - I love this Pasta Shape!

@alliswell 

Love the radiatore shape.

We have very few options where we reside so we use the spiral shape usually.

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Re: Radiatore Pasta - I love this Pasta Shape!

My favorite macaroni shape is Rigatoni.  That was what my grandmother made most of the time.  I also had the one in the picture not too long ago.  I think I bought the pasta in Home Goods.  While Rigatoni is my favorite I love all macaroni, it's all delicious!

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Re: Radiatore Pasta - I love this Pasta Shape!

   I love them all!! If I had to pick a favorite I’d choose bow tie pasta.

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Re: Radiatore Pasta - I love this Pasta Shape!

Orecchiette (little ears) is my favorite especially for pasta salad.  

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Radiatore is my favorite shape pasta!!

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I can’t think of a pasta that I don’t like, but rigatoni and linguine are my favorites.

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Re: Radiatore Pasta - I love this Pasta Shape!

 


@NicksmomESQ wrote:

   I love them all!! If I had to pick a favorite I’d choose bow tie pasta.


Yes!  Bow tie (farfalle).  I like rigatoni, as well, especially for DH.  He eats too much too fast with some of the others, and any sort of spaghetti in his hands is just a mess.  Don't worry.  He knows what I think about it!

 

For me, cappellini is a favorite.  Just a bit thicker than angel hair - just right.  Elbow macaroni is a goodie, too.

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