My favorite pasta is papparedelle, but I don’t always have time to make it from scratch at home, and it’s expensive in most specialty markets. Not so at World Market, where you can pick up a 17.6 ounce package of wide dried egg papparedelle noodles for $2.79, available plain, basil or saffron flavors. Other quality World Market pastas include Italian Dalla Costa Fusilloni (jumbo-size fusilli), 17.6 ounces for $1.25, and Gia Russa potato gnocchi, 1 pound for $2.69. You can make a simple pomodoro sauce for your pasta utilizing imported Italian La Valle San Marzano tomatoes, priced at $2.24 per can and a 1-liter bottle of all-natural extra virgin olive (70 percent Greek/30 percent Italian) oil for only $6.29. Flavor your sauce with whole bay leaves from Turkey, priced at 99 cents for 7 grams. Imported spices at World Market—from Indian curries to exotic African peppers—are a real bargain compared to what you’d pay for McCormick and other such brands at the local supermarket.
Other current World Market favorites of mine include Asian Passage Korma Curry Sauce ($2.69), Canterbury Naturals Classic Crepe mix ($2.69), Café Du Monde beignet mix ($3.14), Robertson’s lemon curd ($3.59) and Beretta superfine Arborio risotto rice (2 pounds $3.59). As one of our local food purveyors is known to say: “Hey, eat!”
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