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Taste Test | Spaghetti

We couldn't wait to evaluate all the cool new pastas we'd seen in supermarkets. So imagine our surprise when, in a blind taste test of 17 spaghetti brands, the winners turned out to be old favorites.

PastaStaff CommentInteresting Bite

Rustichella d'Abruzzo"Great consistency, texture and chew."Made in Abruzzi from nineteenth-century bronze dies.
Ronzoni"Good chewiness."Emanuele Ronzoni, a native of Liguria, founded the company in the United States when he was still a teenager.
Barilla"Has a nice lightness."The best-selling brand in Italy.
De Cecco"A lovely semolina flavor."Manufactured at a low temperature to ensure its springy texture.

--Monica F. Forrestall

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Published November 2001


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