My father considered himself the be-all and end-all on cooking (Gordon Ramsay would have made hash of him, though). When I'd mention making a pasta dish, he'd reply with an audible sniff, "We make our OWN pasta."
Today I watched a recording of a show I enjoyed on Food Network. An Italian chef prepared to cook spaghetti. She went to the restaurant's pantry and got a box of pasta. She kept her hand over the label (of course!), but I know Barrilla when I see it -- it's the same brand I use!
Well, if it's good enough for the Executive Chef at Rao's at Caesar's Palace...
"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."
"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)
"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)
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