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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Macaroni vs. Spaghetti?

    Jacques Pepin just said something interesting. He said that macaroni cooks
    up much larger and that 10 oz. of it will feed 6-8 people while 10 oz. of
    spaghetti will only serve 2. Just taking him at his word for this but...

    I do remember the first time I cooked macaroni for spaghetti red, I put
    waaaay too much in the pot and was surprised that it erupted everywhere. My
    mom was home and she helped me clean up the mess.

    I also wondered why my family always made this dish with macaroni rather
    than spaghetti. I had surmised that somehow macaroni was cheaper than
    spaghetti. Like maybe a better sale price or they had a coupon or
    something. But now I think I know why!


  2. #2
    Broadback Guest

    Default Re: Macaroni vs. Spaghetti?

    On 18/10/2013 10:38, Julie Bove wrote:
    > Jacques Pepin just said something interesting. He said that macaroni
    > cooks up much larger and that 10 oz. of it will feed 6-8 people while 10
    > oz. of spaghetti will only serve 2. Just taking him at his word for
    > this but...
    >
    > I do remember the first time I cooked macaroni for spaghetti red, I put
    > waaaay too much in the pot and was surprised that it erupted
    > everywhere. My mom was home and she helped me clean up the mess.
    >
    > I also wondered why my family always made this dish with macaroni rather
    > than spaghetti. I had surmised that somehow macaroni was cheaper than
    > spaghetti. Like maybe a better sale price or they had a coupon or
    > something. But now I think I know why!

    Easier to eat as well, for me that is, I have not got the winding around
    a fork perfected yet!

  3. #3
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Macaroni vs. Spaghetti?

    On Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:08:01 +0100, Broadback
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 18/10/2013 10:38, Julie Bove wrote:
    > > Jacques Pepin just said something interesting. He said that macaroni
    > > cooks up much larger and that 10 oz. of it will feed 6-8 people while 10
    > > oz. of spaghetti will only serve 2. Just taking him at his word for
    > > this but...
    > >
    > > I do remember the first time I cooked macaroni for spaghetti red, I put
    > > waaaay too much in the pot and was surprised that it erupted
    > > everywhere. My mom was home and she helped me clean up the mess.
    > >
    > > I also wondered why my family always made this dish with macaroni rather
    > > than spaghetti. I had surmised that somehow macaroni was cheaper than
    > > spaghetti. Like maybe a better sale price or they had a coupon or
    > > something. But now I think I know why!

    > Easier to eat as well, for me that is, I have not got the winding around
    > a fork perfected yet!


    I can wind spaghetti, no problem - but I'd rather stab pasta than wind
    it these days.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

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    KenK Guest

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    sf <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > On Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:08:01 +0100, Broadback
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 18/10/2013 10:38, Julie Bove wrote:
    >> > Jacques Pepin just said something interesting. He said that
    >> > macaroni cooks up much larger and that 10 oz. of it will feed 6-8
    >> > people while 10 oz. of spaghetti will only serve 2. Just taking
    >> > him at his word for this but...
    >> >
    >> > I do remember the first time I cooked macaroni for spaghetti red, I
    >> > put waaaay too much in the pot and was surprised that it erupted
    >> > everywhere. My mom was home and she helped me clean up the mess.
    >> >
    >> > I also wondered why my family always made this dish with macaroni
    >> > rather than spaghetti. I had surmised that somehow macaroni was
    >> > cheaper than spaghetti. Like maybe a better sale price or they had
    >> > a coupon or something. But now I think I know why!

    >> Easier to eat as well, for me that is, I have not got the winding
    >> around a fork perfected yet!

    >
    > I can wind spaghetti, no problem - but I'd rather stab pasta than wind
    > it these days.
    >


    Don't they taste different? Or is it all in my mind, what there is of it?




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    "Where there's smoke there's toast!" Anon






  5. #5
    Yellow Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > sf <sf@ge[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    > > On Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:08:01 +0100, Broadback
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> On 18/10/2013 10:38, Julie Bove wrote:
    > >> > Jacques Pepin just said something interesting. He said that
    > >> > macaroni cooks up much larger and that 10 oz. of it will feed 6-8
    > >> > people while 10 oz. of spaghetti will only serve 2. Just taking
    > >> > him at his word for this but...
    > >> >
    > >> > I do remember the first time I cooked macaroni for spaghetti red, I
    > >> > put waaaay too much in the pot and was surprised that it erupted
    > >> > everywhere. My mom was home and she helped me clean up the mess.
    > >> >
    > >> > I also wondered why my family always made this dish with macaroni
    > >> > rather than spaghetti. I had surmised that somehow macaroni was
    > >> > cheaper than spaghetti. Like maybe a better sale price or they had
    > >> > a coupon or something. But now I think I know why!
    > >> Easier to eat as well, for me that is, I have not got the winding
    > >> around a fork perfected yet!

    > >
    > > I can wind spaghetti, no problem - but I'd rather stab pasta than wind
    > > it these days.
    > >

    >
    > Don't they taste different? Or is it all in my mind, what there is of it?


    No, and yes.

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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Macaroni vs. Spaghetti?

    On 2013-10-18 1:50 PM, KenK wrote:
    > sf <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    >> On Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:08:01 +0100, Broadback
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 18/10/2013 10:38, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>>> Jacques Pepin just said something interesting. He said that
    >>>> macaroni cooks up much larger and that 10 oz. of it will feed 6-8
    >>>> people while 10 oz. of spaghetti will only serve 2. Just taking
    >>>> him at his word for this but...
    >>>>
    >>>> I do remember the first time I cooked macaroni for spaghetti red, I
    >>>> put waaaay too much in the pot and was surprised that it erupted
    >>>> everywhere. My mom was home and she helped me clean up the mess.
    >>>>
    >>>> I also wondered why my family always made this dish with macaroni
    >>>> rather than spaghetti. I had surmised that somehow macaroni was
    >>>> cheaper than spaghetti. Like maybe a better sale price or they had
    >>>> a coupon or something. But now I think I know why!
    >>> Easier to eat as well, for me that is, I have not got the winding
    >>> around a fork perfected yet!

    >>
    >> I can wind spaghetti, no problem - but I'd rather stab pasta than wind
    >> it these days.
    >>

    >
    > Don't they taste different? Or is it all in my mind, what there is of it?
    >
    >



    Most of them are made with the same dough. They put it into the same
    machines and the size and shape determine what they are called.


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    l not -l Guest

    Default Re: Macaroni vs. Spaghetti?


    On 18-Oct-2013, Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Most of them are made with the same dough. They put it into the same
    > machines and the size and shape determine what they are called.

    You're right; the various shapes of dry pasta all say "Enriched macaroni
    product" on the package. This is true across brands; this morning at
    the supermarket I saw it on the 3 brands they stock in any array of
    shapes - house brand, Barilla and Creamette.
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

    Bad decisions make good stories.

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Macaroni vs. Spaghetti?

    On Fri, 18 Oct 2013 02:38:55 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Jacques Pepin just said something interesting. He said that macaroni cooks
    >up much larger and that 10 oz. of it will feed 6-8 people while 10 oz. of
    >spaghetti will only serve 2. Just taking him at his word for this but...
    >
    >I do remember the first time I cooked macaroni for spaghetti red, I put
    >waaaay too much in the pot and was surprised that it erupted everywhere. My
    >mom was home and she helped me clean up the mess.
    >
    >I also wondered why my family always made this dish with macaroni rather
    >than spaghetti. I had surmised that somehow macaroni was cheaper than
    >spaghetti. Like maybe a better sale price or they had a coupon or
    >something. But now I think I know why!


    I don't follow anyone's dreamed up rules... whenever I cook pasta for
    guests I allow one pound for every two adults. To date that has
    always worked out, it's rare I have much left overs. I think if
    people don't eat much pasta it's simply because it's not very
    appetizing. Most normal teenage boys can easily polish off close to a
    pound.

  9. #9
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Macaroni vs. Spaghetti?

    On Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:08:01 +0100, Broadback
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 18/10/2013 10:38, Julie Bove wrote:
    >> Jacques Pepin just said something interesting. He said that macaroni
    >> cooks up much larger and that 10 oz. of it will feed 6-8 people while 10
    >> oz. of spaghetti will only serve 2. Just taking him at his word for
    >> this but...
    >>
    >> I do remember the first time I cooked macaroni for spaghetti red, I put
    >> waaaay too much in the pot and was surprised that it erupted
    >> everywhere. My mom was home and she helped me clean up the mess.
    >>
    >> I also wondered why my family always made this dish with macaroni rather
    >> than spaghetti. I had surmised that somehow macaroni was cheaper than
    >> spaghetti. Like maybe a better sale price or they had a coupon or
    >> something. But now I think I know why!

    >Easier to eat as well, for me that is, I have not got the winding around
    >a fork perfected yet!


    So I can assume you're not very popular with the gals, you're very
    lacking in lingual skills.

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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Macaroni vs. Spaghetti?

    On 2013-10-18 5:48 PM, l not -l wrote:
    > On 18-Oct-2013, Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Most of them are made with the same dough. They put it into the same
    >> machines and the size and shape determine what they are called.

    > You're right; the various shapes of dry pasta all say "Enriched macaroni
    > product" on the package. This is true across brands; this morning at
    > the supermarket I saw it on the 3 brands they stock in any array of
    > shapes - house brand, Barilla and Creamette.


    I have an Italian friend who calls all pasta Macaroni.

    I realize that most people like Italian food, which, for most people, is
    pasta with a tomato sauce with some variations. It can be a different
    size or shape of pasta and some variations in the tomato sauce it is
    served with. There can be meat balls on top, ground meat in the sauce,
    meat and cheese and or Bechemel sauce. Basically, pasta, tomato sauce, a
    little meat and some cheese.

    I always liked the stuff but it never seemed to like me. Two nights ago
    my supper included some pasta. We had Ravioli with tomato sauce (garlic
    and spinach in the sauce). I kept waiting for it to hit my system. It
    was my first pasta and tomato sauce experience since I had my gall
    bladder out. I am happy to say that the feared after effects did not
    happen. I had also been eating tomatoes in other things and not being
    bothered by them.

    I am not going to rush out to an Italian restaurant because I think of
    them as over priced for the mediocre food they offer, but I don't dread
    eating the stuff as much.


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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Macaroni vs. Spaghetti?

    On 2013-10-18, Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Most of them are made with the same dough. They put it into the same
    > machines and the size and shape determine what they are called.


    It's all about Italians hyping their own cuisine. Perhaps one
    actually grasps a sauce marginally better than onother, but most of it
    is bull. Spaghetti vs angel hair? Macaroni vs shell? You can alias
    it however you like, it's still all starch filler.







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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Macaroni vs. Spaghetti?

    On Friday, October 18, 2013 3:08:34 PM UTC-7, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > On Fri, 18 Oct 2013 02:38:55 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    >
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > >Jacques Pepin just said something interesting. He said that macaroni cooks

    >
    > >up much larger and that 10 oz. of it will feed 6-8 people while 10 oz. of

    >
    > >spaghetti will only serve 2. Just taking him at his word for this but....

    >
    > >

    >
    > >I do remember the first time I cooked macaroni for spaghetti red, I put

    >
    > >waaaay too much in the pot and was surprised that it erupted everywhere.My

    >
    > >mom was home and she helped me clean up the mess.

    >
    > >

    >
    > >I also wondered why my family always made this dish with macaroni rather

    >
    > >than spaghetti. I had surmised that somehow macaroni was cheaper than

    >
    > >spaghetti. Like maybe a better sale price or they had a coupon or

    >
    > >something. But now I think I know why!

    >
    >
    >
    > I don't follow anyone's dreamed up rules... whenever I cook pasta for
    >
    > guests I allow one pound for every two adults. To date that has
    >
    > always worked out, it's rare I have much left overs. I think if
    >
    > people don't eat much pasta it's simply because it's not very
    >
    > appetizing. Most normal teenage boys can easily polish off close to a
    >
    > pound.


    I have to agree- my 16 year old is growing like crazy- at least 4 inches in3 months. I am (or was)5-9, and he is a good 2 inches taller last night when we looked. Granted, I have been working hard and have the ****ty bug that's going around, so was probably slouching a bit. But that kid is an eating machine!

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 18 Oct 2013 02:38:55 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Jacques Pepin just said something interesting. He said that macaroni
    >>cooks
    >>up much larger and that 10 oz. of it will feed 6-8 people while 10 oz. of
    >>spaghetti will only serve 2. Just taking him at his word for this but...
    >>
    >>I do remember the first time I cooked macaroni for spaghetti red, I put
    >>waaaay too much in the pot and was surprised that it erupted everywhere.
    >>My
    >>mom was home and she helped me clean up the mess.
    >>
    >>I also wondered why my family always made this dish with macaroni rather
    >>than spaghetti. I had surmised that somehow macaroni was cheaper than
    >>spaghetti. Like maybe a better sale price or they had a coupon or
    >>something. But now I think I know why!

    >
    > I don't follow anyone's dreamed up rules... whenever I cook pasta for
    > guests I allow one pound for every two adults. To date that has
    > always worked out, it's rare I have much left overs. I think if
    > people don't eat much pasta it's simply because it's not very
    > appetizing. Most normal teenage boys can easily polish off close to a
    > pound.


    The amount I make depends on who I am cooking for. Daughter and I can't eat
    much at once due to the carb count. But husband can eat quite a lot. I've
    been lucky that I've rarely had to cook for teenage boys. The one time I
    did, I felt bad about it. It was my roommate's nephew She invited her
    sister, his husband and their son to come visit. They were staying in a
    hotel or motel somewhere. And one day she took the adults out somewhere,
    leaving the nephew home with me.

    She had not thought to buy them any food. Only beer. I drank Tab at the
    time. So it was bad enough that I had nothing to give him to drink besides
    water. And the only thing I could fix him to eat was a grilled cheese
    sandwich. I was a vegetarian at the time and didn't keep much food in the
    house since I routinely went out to eat in those days. I had some breakfast
    food and stuff for salad because that's what I ate for lunch. Must have
    been my roommate's bread because I didn't normally buy it. He probably
    spent the day being pretty hungry but I also didn't feel like I should have
    to go out to buy food for him since he wasn't *my* relative. And in those
    days when I did buy cheese, it was usually the cheese ends from the deli.
    So it was a scrappy grilled cheese at that.


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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "merryb" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Friday, October 18, 2013 3:08:34 PM UTC-7, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > On Fri, 18 Oct 2013 02:38:55 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    >
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > >Jacques Pepin just said something interesting. He said that macaroni
    > >cooks

    >
    > >up much larger and that 10 oz. of it will feed 6-8 people while 10 oz. of

    >
    > >spaghetti will only serve 2. Just taking him at his word for this but...

    >
    > >

    >
    > >I do remember the first time I cooked macaroni for spaghetti red, I put

    >
    > >waaaay too much in the pot and was surprised that it erupted everywhere.
    > >My

    >
    > >mom was home and she helped me clean up the mess.

    >
    > >

    >
    > >I also wondered why my family always made this dish with macaroni rather

    >
    > >than spaghetti. I had surmised that somehow macaroni was cheaper than

    >
    > >spaghetti. Like maybe a better sale price or they had a coupon or

    >
    > >something. But now I think I know why!

    >
    >
    >
    > I don't follow anyone's dreamed up rules... whenever I cook pasta for
    >
    > guests I allow one pound for every two adults. To date that has
    >
    > always worked out, it's rare I have much left overs. I think if
    >
    > people don't eat much pasta it's simply because it's not very
    >
    > appetizing. Most normal teenage boys can easily polish off close to a
    >
    > pound.


    I have to agree- my 16 year old is growing like crazy- at least 4 inches in
    3 months. I am (or was)5-9, and he is a good 2 inches taller last night when
    we looked. Granted, I have been working hard and have the ****ty bug that's
    going around, so was probably slouching a bit. But that kid is an eating
    machine!

    ---
    Hmmm... I wonder if boys have bigger growth spurts than girls and/or eat
    more? My daughter had a growth spurt of about 2" some time ago but in
    general, she seems to grow just a little bit at time. Her feet have been
    pretty much the same size now for 3-4 years. Perhaps 2 years ago they did
    grow not quite half a size. That allowed her to fit into the canvas ballet
    shoes that hadn't fit properly prior. She is about an inch taller than me
    now. I am shrinking. I used to be not quite 5'7" and that's what she is
    now.

    She never went through the eating machine thing though. I keep hearing of
    kids doing this. But I have not noticed it. However in many cases she
    seems to have a bigger appetite than some other kids.

    A lot of the kids that I see seem to regard food as poison unless perhaps it
    is something junky like chips or candy. If presented with a taco,
    casserole, pasta, etc, they will pick at it and never ever seem to finish
    it. I can remember watching this one girl eating some spaghetti that her
    mom had sent in to dance for her dinner. She used a knife and carefully cut
    the strands into about 2" pieces. She ate each little piece by itself. One
    piece at a time only her fork, dangled into her mouth then chewed to death.
    The mom had only sent in about 1/2 a cup of it to begin with and she barely
    ate half. The mom eats very little too. When she was pregnant, she came in
    once and announced that she felt soooo fat because she had just eaten TWO
    Girl Scout cookies before she left the house! As though eating two of the
    things was just obscene or something.

    The other girl had some white rice from the Teriyaki place. Her mom said
    she didn't know what to feed her because that was the only thing she could
    get around there that she would eat. I watched her poke at the sticky
    looking lump of rice, taking one grain at a time on her fork, then holding
    her hand under the fork as if she was going to drop it and put it in her
    mouth. Again, didn't come close to eating it. I also noticed that she and
    a lot of the other kids would open their mouths as though they were taking a
    huge bite when in fact it was just the tiniest bite. And then they would
    chew like they had a full mouth when they didn't!

    I've known of other kids whose parents had to enforce rules on them such as
    that they couldn't do anything else until they had eaten 5 bites of their
    food. I don't know why the rule was always 5 bites, but it was. Both boys
    and girls! I am glad that I never had to deal with that.


  15. #15
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Dave Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:gwi8u.99165$[email protected]..
    > On 2013-10-18 5:48 PM, l not -l wrote:
    >> On 18-Oct-2013, Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Most of them are made with the same dough. They put it into the same
    >>> machines and the size and shape determine what they are called.

    >> You're right; the various shapes of dry pasta all say "Enriched macaroni
    >> product" on the package. This is true across brands; this morning at
    >> the supermarket I saw it on the 3 brands they stock in any array of
    >> shapes - house brand, Barilla and Creamette.

    >
    > I have an Italian friend who calls all pasta Macaroni.


    Yes! My husband's one grandma did that. I made lasagna and she called it
    macaroni.
    >
    > I realize that most people like Italian food, which, for most people, is
    > pasta with a tomato sauce with some variations. It can be a different size
    > or shape of pasta and some variations in the tomato sauce it is served
    > with. There can be meat balls on top, ground meat in the sauce, meat and
    > cheese and or Bechemel sauce. Basically, pasta, tomato sauce, a little
    > meat and some cheese.
    >
    > I always liked the stuff but it never seemed to like me. Two nights ago
    > my supper included some pasta. We had Ravioli with tomato sauce (garlic
    > and spinach in the sauce). I kept waiting for it to hit my system. It
    > was my first pasta and tomato sauce experience since I had my gall
    > bladder out. I am happy to say that the feared after effects did not
    > happen. I had also been eating tomatoes in other things and not being
    > bothered by them.


    Sadly, some of my husband's relatives have this problem and they are
    Italian. The red sauce or gravy as some of them call it, bothers their
    GERD. My FIL had it really bad not long before he died. I had to make sure
    that nothing I cooked had tomatoes in it.
    >
    > I am not going to rush out to an Italian restaurant because I think of
    > them as over priced for the mediocre food they offer, but I don't dread
    > eating the stuff as much.


    Yeah. I don't care for most Italian restaurants. But one does stick out in
    my mind. It's located near the Avoca airport in Scranton PA. They had
    things on the menu that were different. I had some kind of pasta with peas
    in it. I can't remember much beyond that. And out of this world desserts!
    I very rarely order desserts but we saw some going to other tables and they
    were just beautiful. The service was also impeccable! They had two sides
    to the place. The more casual side and the dressy side. We went casual
    since that is how we were dressed. They had a person come to the table with
    a crumb catcher and clean the table between each course. And when someone
    dropped a fork, they were right there with a clean one.

    Sadly, Italian food in a restaurant is pretty much out of the question for
    me now since I can't have eggs, dairy and some seasonings. But if I didn't
    have those issues and I was in that area again, I'd eat there in a
    heartbeat!

    I do make Italian food at home at least twice a month. Probably more. But
    it's not always just pasta. People seem to think of only pizza and pasta
    when they think of Italian food. Perhaps I am just lucky. My FIL had a
    friend who was a chef. He taught me to make things I've never seen in a
    cookbook. I only had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times. But
    both times, he would start asking me what was in the cupboards or fridge.
    I'd call out what was there and then he'd tell me to take this or that and
    tell me how to prepare the stuff. It was almost like he was barking out
    orders and some people might have thought it was rude but I enjoyed learning
    to cook the stuff. And Italian people can sometimes come across as being
    rather abrupt like that. Perhaps I am just used to it.


  16. #16
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 2013-10-18, Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Most of them are made with the same dough. They put it into the same
    >> machines and the size and shape determine what they are called.

    >
    > It's all about Italians hyping their own cuisine. Perhaps one
    > actually grasps a sauce marginally better than onother, but most of it
    > is bull. Spaghetti vs angel hair? Macaroni vs shell? You can alias
    > it however you like, it's still all starch filler.


    I do prefer some shapes over others for certain things. Macaroni and cheese
    fine because the cheese sauce makes it sort of sticky. But to eat plain
    macaroni? Hard to pick up in a spoon or on a fork. I also dislike the tiny
    shapes in a pasta salad. I prefer big shapes for that. And I prefer the
    bigger shapes for heavier sauces.

    My MIL and her family made something for Christmas that they pronounced as
    "Eye-ah Oy!" Perhaps they were trying to say Aioli. Not sure but what they
    made didn't quite seem like that either. It was just angel hair pasta with
    canned shrimp, lots of garlic and some oil. Oddly enough, most of them
    didn't even use olive oil. They had a tendency to use something like
    Wesson, perhaps because it was cheaper. I never saw any olive oil in my
    MIL's house unless I put it there. I did not care for this dish at all and
    neither did my one SIL. We both took turns making it after my MIL became
    ill. The men in the family all insisted that it was good and made properly.
    But we gals felt that it needed something else. Eventually when I made it,
    I gave it a richer taste by adding a little chicken broth, parsley, butter
    and olive oil. I will use angel hair if I happen to remember to buy it.
    Otherwise I just use spaghetti. No complaints from husband but... I only
    make it once a year. There is so much garlic in there it could be lethal!
    And he prefers to eat it cold after it has sat all night in the garlicky oil
    and soaked it all up. Oh, I add a lot more shrimp to mine too. MIL only
    put one small can in there to a whole package of pasta.


  17. #17
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Macaroni vs. Spaghetti?

    On Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:54:33 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The service was also impeccable! They had two sides
    > to the place. The more casual side and the dressy side. We went casual
    > since that is how we were dressed. They had a person come to the table with
    > a crumb catcher and clean the table between each course. And when someone
    > dropped a fork, they were right there with a clean one.


    That's the kind of service I want. How hard is it to keep "crumb
    catcher/sweeper in a pocket and take it out when you're checking on
    your customers?

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  18. #18
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Macaroni vs. Spaghetti?


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:54:33 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> The service was also impeccable! They had two sides
    >> to the place. The more casual side and the dressy side. We went casual
    >> since that is how we were dressed. They had a person come to the table
    >> with
    >> a crumb catcher and clean the table between each course. And when
    >> someone
    >> dropped a fork, they were right there with a clean one.

    >
    > That's the kind of service I want. How hard is it to keep "crumb
    > catcher/sweeper in a pocket and take it out when you're checking on
    > your customers?


    Indeed!


  19. #19
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Macaroni vs. Spaghetti?

    On 10/18/2013 2:47 PM, Yellow wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    >>
    >> sf <[email protected]> wrote in
    >> news:[email protected]:
    >>
    >>> On Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:08:01 +0100, Broadback
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On 18/10/2013 10:38, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>>>> Jacques Pepin just said something interesting. He said that
    >>>>> macaroni cooks up much larger and that 10 oz. of it will feed 6-8
    >>>>> people while 10 oz. of spaghetti will only serve 2. Just taking
    >>>>> him at his word for this but...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I do remember the first time I cooked macaroni for spaghetti red, I
    >>>>> put waaaay too much in the pot and was surprised that it erupted
    >>>>> everywhere. My mom was home and she helped me clean up the mess.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I also wondered why my family always made this dish with macaroni
    >>>>> rather than spaghetti. I had surmised that somehow macaroni was
    >>>>> cheaper than spaghetti. Like maybe a better sale price or they had
    >>>>> a coupon or something. But now I think I know why!
    >>>> Easier to eat as well, for me that is, I have not got the winding
    >>>> around a fork perfected yet!
    >>>
    >>> I can wind spaghetti, no problem - but I'd rather stab pasta than wind
    >>> it these days.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Don't they taste different? Or is it all in my mind, what there is of it?

    >
    > No, and yes.
    >

    I totally agree with the no and yes. it is the same ingredient, but
    mixes differently with the other ingredients depending on how large the
    pasta is.

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  20. #20
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Macaroni vs. Spaghetti?

    On 10/18/2013 6:22 PM, Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    > I am not going to rush out to an Italian restaurant because I think of
    > them as over priced for the mediocre food they offer, but I don't dread
    > eating the stuff as much.


    I have to make sure to keep up with my daily prevacid to be able to eat
    pasta with tomato sauce without discomfort.

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