Monday, February 22, 2010

Caputo's! Pasta!

At Caputo's, they take their pasta seriously. Check out the aisles of pasta choices, end capped with cans of tomato purée, gallons of olive oil or jars of delicious giardiniera peppers . . .
You could spend hours just looking at all the pasta shapes that are available . . .

That's four aisles of pasta!

It took me a while to get the picture below. A woman was arguing with her mother (in Italian) about how many cans of crushed tomatoes they would need to make "Bolognese" for the family party. I wish I could have gone to that party . . . (Alas, the ladies did not wish to be photographed!)


One of the nice things about Caputo's is that, although, clearly Italian in character, they are not snobs about it. While you might find an end cap stocked with nothing but Sicilian chocolate nougats with almonds and honey, you won't have any trouble finding Twinkies (if you must), or Ballpark Franks (I didn't forget, David!).

Stay tuned tomorrow for more adventures at Caputo's! Next: What to put on all that pasta!

11 comments:

Lauren Hartman said...

Wow, who would have thought there were that many kinds of pasta? I'd love to visit that store!

Margaret said...

That is an amazing bunch of pasta! Wow! I'd love to have a store like that near me. YUM!

Nicki, said...

All that pasta - I've just gained back those 5 pounds I've been working the dickens to lose. haha! This location just screams 'two elderly Italian women' talking with their hands. (believe there must be some Italian in my blood because my mom could never talk without the use of her hands). lol!

Angela2932 said...

It must be so much fun to be in this store. . . and I can just imagine how heavenly it must smell! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm . . . . . . .

pat said...

Heaven, I'm in heaven.....

Mandy said...

MMMMMMMMMM......I would be in heaven. I hate how we don't have places like this in Maine! It just must be amazing to have such variety.

Bobbi said...

OK I am going to have to find me one of these stores! I am a sucker for pasta.

Reds said...

That is a LOT of pasta!! wow!! Would love to go shop there!

Samantha said...

Wow... What an incredible market! Love your pics of it, and can't wait to see what you make with your finds!

Barb said...

What an interesting store!

annabelle g said...

wow thats a lot of pasta :)