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Are there any Italians in the house?
« on: June 10, 2021, 07:18:53 PM »

My local stupidmarket (part of a large regional chain) recently stopped carrying store brand vermicelli. It's not just my branch -- the corporation has dropped the product. I happen to like vermicelli -- angel hair is too fine, and what they call "thin" spaghetti isn't all that thin. Like Goldilocks and the three bears' porridge, vermicelli is just right.

I e-mailed them to complain, and I got back a form message about discontinuing products that aren't popular. So who knows more about pasta than Italians, right? So I turn to those of you who are Italian -- is vermicelli a popular grade of pasta, or is it something that doesn't get used vry often?

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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 07:37:32 PM »

Are there any Italians in the house?

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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 07:43:50 PM »

I can't claim to have any Italian in me but I once had a little of me in a cute Italian lass.
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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2021, 07:57:10 PM »

Is Irish close enough?
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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2021, 10:30:42 PM »

How about reading the post and answering the question ...

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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2021, 10:41:19 PM »

Qualcuno ha bisogno di uno Snickers
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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2021, 10:52:50 PM »

  google Ť tuo amico.  "dove posso comprare vermicelli" 
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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2021, 11:11:38 PM »

vermicelli to me is for thai/laotian food.
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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2021, 11:57:44 PM »

No, but I did take 2 years of Latin in high school.
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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2021, 01:04:46 AM »

Most people don't know vermicelli from a veitchberry. They think spaghetti means any long round piece of pasta.

That's my 2 lira worth.

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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2021, 03:31:59 AM »

Sorry, Angel Hair for me. please.
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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2021, 03:55:13 AM »

Spaghetti is spaghetti to me.  About 2.5 mm in diameter.Thicker is "thick spaghetti," thinner is "thin spaghetti."

My long term enduring question about Italian stuff is "Do Italian kids pronounce it 'pisgetti?'"

My stepfather was a member of a large and far flung Italian family. He always pronounced Mozzarella as "mootzarell'"with a silent "a" at the end.  His favorite table joke was "Hey.  No more-a for you.  You had pulenta."

He had a heck of a sense of humor.  Before they were married, he'd pick up Mom up in his car, which was only washed and polished on her, the passenger, side of the car.  When it was pointed out to her (not by me), she says she didn't know whether to laugh at it as a joke or be furious at the subterfuge.

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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2021, 07:38:11 AM »

Not sure why you're asking for Italians. Real Italians (as opposed to Americans of Italian descent) pretty much shake their heads at how we use spaghetti, vermicelli, and capellini.

Italian vermicelli is typically thicker than spaghetti. Vermicellini, or "thin vermicelli" is thinner than spaghetti and thicker than capellini.

It's only in America and some other english speaking countries where vermicelli is in between capellini and spaghetti.
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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2021, 09:25:20 AM »

It's all about the pancakes, people.
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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2021, 09:52:30 AM »

Are we speaking of the worm or the spaghetti?

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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2021, 09:54:18 AM »

Have a WalMart nearby?

https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=vermicelli&typeahead=verm

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Link doesn't work, but there is a Super Walmart within range that has a supermarket section, so it's worth a try. Thanks.

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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2021, 11:50:46 AM »

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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2021, 11:54:46 AM »

Well that's expensive as hell...
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Re: Are there any Italians in the house?
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2021, 07:06:35 PM »



I guess somebody Numbered it.  Thin Spaghetti #9?

No information on the actual diameter.  I hope Saint George isn't offended.

Go figure.
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