Barilla or De Cecco?

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  1. earllogjam

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    Which pasta do most Italians prefer?

    I prefer DeCecco as it has the best consitency and texture of any pasta I've made.

    Any preference? Is one better than the other, more popular?
     
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    After about 4-5 glasses of Chianti I can't really tell how bad wally world brand is soo...
     
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    Even when I've made fresh pasta I've never found it worth the effort over store-bought dried. If I had to choose between the two, I'd go for De Cecco because it's of slightly higher quality.

    The best dried pasta I've had is Trader Joe's. It's really good and noticeably so. On the other hand, Ronzoni is really popular here with a lot of Italian-American families so they must be doing something right.
     
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    When I lived in Italy I bought Barilla from the Despar. When it came to the states a few years later I started buying that. Though I still like San Giorgio which is unavailable in Georgia. :frown1: :irked:
     
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    My local store doesn't sell DeCecco, so I use Barilla.
     
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    I make my own.
     
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    I used to make paste on my own, but my mum broke the little machine:(:(:(
    And i`m not that good with the knives, so, I buy Barilla, cause that`s the only brand we have here:(:(:(
    We have many domestic brands, but they put little DURUM wheat in it, so it`s kinda like glue when u boil it:(
     
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    I get a better price on Barilla than De cecco and i also like Buitoni.
     
  9. earllogjam

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    I like Ronzoni for manicotti. They have good quick easy recipes on their boxes too. The Trader Joe's pasta is OK. I usually just get their farafale.


    Any Italians from Italy in the house to weigh in on this discussion?
     
  10. earllogjam

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    I wouldn't even know where to start making pasta. Sounds very time consuming.


     
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    de cecco
     
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    Most native Italians prefer homemade pasta. But of the two brands you mention I find De Cecco marginally better.
     
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    I make my own, but I don't have a fancy - dancy pasta machine like nudeyorker's. Mine clamps to a surface and I hand-crank it. I also make the dough by hand on a big cutting board that I sit with in my lap. I am such a nona.
     
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    Ronzoni.
     
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