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Barilla’s tortelloni
So long, spaghetti
BY LAURA ADAMIC

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It’s quite possible that Barilla’s new line of tortelloni pastas (a bigger version of tortellini) will soon replace the boxes of bow ties and shells as a staple in your cupboard. They come in four varieties — porcini mushroom, ricotta and spinach, ricotta and asparagus, and three cheese — all of which pack a generous amount of flavor. Boil for nine to 11 minutes, don’t even think about adding sauce (just drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with parmesan), and congratulate yourself on taking this step up the pasta ladder. Barilla’s tortelloni pastas are a rich meal unto themselves, or they make a great side dish. You can find them in the dry-pasta aisle of your favorite supermarket.

Available at most local grocery stores; $2.50 for a nine-ounce package.

Issue Date: October 25 - November 1, 2001