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Farfalle Pasta

Can American brands compete with pricey Italian imports?

What We Learned

After two spaghetti tastings (spanning some seven years), we were confident that when it came to pasta, pricey imported brands just weren't worth it. The same American brand topped both our 1994 and our 2001 tastings, handily beating more expensive Italian entries. But what about more esoteric pasta shapes, like farfalle (shaped like a bow tie or butterfly)? Can an American company ...

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