Thursday, February 11, 2010
Review: Giada's Farfalle and Vegetable Marinara Sauce
As I blogged about several weeks ago, cooking personality Giada de Laurentiis has launched a new line of bakeware, cookware, kitchen accessories and food specialties at Target. Last night, we tried two of her pantry basics: her Farfalle (or bowtie) pasta and her Vegetable Marinara sauce (in a similar jar to the one shown).
Now I hate to say it, but I wasn't impressed. The sauce was pretty bland and tasteless, and the pasta cooked up uneven. The middle of the bowtie is "pinched" and therefore thicker, so despite boiling the pasta for the full 10 minutes, the middle was still hard/chewy whereas the sides were almost overdone.
To that end: I'll be sticking with my favorite Archer Farm's Arrabbiata Sauce and Imported Italian Pasta instead.