Borges Farfalle Pasta[/caption](Photo Credits: http://cynublog.blogspot.in/2012/06/new-pasta-brand-and-freebies.html)
Rs.145 for a pack of 500 gms.
Perenially a Macaroni and Penne Pasta fan, I was surprised to discover that the partner preferred Fettucine and Farfalle more. Though hesitant, I decided to buy Borges Wheat Farfalle Pasta. This came with a very intriguing "Mediterranean starter kit", which contained:
- One Recipe book.
- Extra virgin olive oil, 37 ml.
- Pasta Seasoning, 100 gm - Containing Oregano, Paprika, Onion, Basil, Garlic, Thyme, Lemon Peel, Black Pepper, Lemon Oil.
- Cheese and Italian Herb Seasoning, 100 gm - Containing Cheese Powder, Garlic, Oregano, Thyme, Salt, Rosemary, Basil, Black Pepper, Red Chilly, Lemon Peel.
- Farfalle: It definitely has a lot of things going for itself. Considering that it is a wheat pasta, the price is not too steep. Though they take a longer time to cook than their counterparts, Borges' Pasta did not break easily or stick together. I found them to be a bit thick and chewy, but maybe that is how Farfalle is supposed to be (It is my first time after all).
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil: What’s not to love? :)
- Pasta Seasoning: I did not expect to like it, since I have already used a herb mix which failed to stimulate our taste buds. However, this seasoning has a very pleasant smell, and adds a nice and mild flavour to the dish. It seems to get lost in the red sauce, but a spoon with the white sauce works wonders.
- Cheese and Italian Herb Seasoning: This is quickly turning out to be my go-to-spice mix when I run out of options. Be it pasta or fried rice, the seasoning adds an interesting and not-too-subtle flavour. The smell of cheese is an added advantage!
Very strongly recommended.