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Ingredient Sat Feb 10 2007

Odd Pasta

calamari shaped pastaI came across an unusual pasta at one of my favorite groceries, Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market out in Palatine. "Calamari Rings" pasta. As you can see from the photo, it is indeed shaped like rings of calamari, essentially cannelloni cut to about an inch long. Strangely, it's not listed on the manufacturer's website, nor the "World Directory of Pasta Shapes."

I'm not sure what the point of this shape would be; it wouldn't hold onto sauce very well, but I suppose it would be easier to cut through in a casserole style dish. Any thoughts?

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mary / February 12, 2007 8:29 AM

not sure? those look kind of crazy. maybe theyd be good for a cold pasta salad?

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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