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PicOfTheWeek: Ditali vs Tubetti

Small vs Smaller: Ditali vs Tubetti

I saw Molisana Italian Imported Food on a trip through Broadview Heights, and had to stop to check them out. I’m glad I did – they have an amazing variety of dried pasta. I grabbed my tiny favorite, Ditalini, and the even smaller Tubetti. Small pastas like Ditalini and Orzo are one of my pressure cooker thickening tricks. A sealed pressure cooker doesn’t let sauces evaporate and thicken up. If fits the recipe, I add a half-cup of a small pasta after pressure cooking. Pastas soak up a remarkable amount of liquid, giving the sauce a nice, thick body.

Recipes with mini pasta:

What do you think?

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Hi! I’m Mike Vrobel. I’m a dad and an enthusiastic home cook; an indie cookbook author and food blogger with a day job, a patient spouse, and three kids who would rather have hamburgers for dinner.

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