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Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

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I need a few reasonably priced large white (if possible) pasta bowls, does anyone know where I can get some in Zürich, not looking to pay the earth for them, thank
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Re: Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

if you want cheap and white: ikea.ch
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Re: Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

thanks but I was looking for something a little more central as I have no transport and tend to work late
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Old 30.05.2011, 11:17
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Re: Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

I don't know Zurich - but would have thought somewhere like Manor would have a few.
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Re: Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

Try Migros. Got some nice plain white ones there a few years back. Interio are worth a look if there's one near.
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Old 30.05.2011, 12:02
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Re: Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

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Try Migros. Got some nice plain white ones there a few years back. Interio are worth a look if there's one near.
I came across a pasta set on sale at Migros (it was a large M Park location) a month or so ago, it included a serving bowl plus 4 settings (possibly also long fork and spoon). I'll echo the advice to try there.
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Old 30.05.2011, 12:20
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Re: Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

Interio usually does 4 pasta bowls (white) in a box for approx 18 CHF. There is one in old town behind Bally.
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Re: Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

co-op city on bahnohofstrasse is also good
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Re: Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

What is a pasta bowl ?
Can't you just eat pasta from a normal plate like Italians do ?
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Re: Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

a pasta bowl is a bowl with a plate-like lip to it as Italians will typically eat pasta with just a fork and need a spot to spin their spaghetti. Bam, do you use a spoon too?
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Re: Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

I eat pasta with a fork only after living in Italy for ten years.
However, I do use a spoon instead of a fork for certain dishes, like venetian pasta with beans.
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Re: Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

Brockenstube or second hand shop
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Re: Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

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Brockenstube or second hand shop
That was going to be my suggestion as well. The brocki near HB (www.zuercher-brockenhaus.ch) usually has lots of tableware for really low prices.
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Old 04.06.2011, 20:21
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Can't you just eat pasta from a normal plate like Italians do ?
Italians eat pasta from a soup bowl, not a plate (my girlfriend is a stickler for this, she's Swiss, but with an Italian mother).

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Re: Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

Actually the Italians are a mix of very different cultures and traditions. A unified Italy isn't so very old and people still feel local traditions and local identities. So there are different ways of doing things in different areas of Italy. Also people are individuals with their own preferences. Basically, if you can put pasta on it without it falling on the table, then it is a suitable receptacle. Some dishes are more suitable for bowls and some for plates but it isn't really that important.

As for the Italians who have lived in Switzerland for many years, they remember an Italy which doesn't really exist anymore. Ask them what is Italian for rap music and they can't tell you. (The answer is, of course, deceptively simple, la musica rap.)
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As for the Italians who have lived in Switzerland for many years, they remember an Italy which doesn't really exist anymore. Ask them what is Italian for rap music and they can't tell you.
They can here!

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Re: Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

Why not ask the Chinese how they eat pasta? or the Syrians? (Its quiet here this morning!)
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Actually the Italians are a mix of very different cultures and traditions. A unified Italy isn't so very old and people still feel local traditions and local identities. So there are different ways of doing things in different areas of Italy. Also people are individuals with their own preferences. Basically, if you can put pasta on it without it falling on the table, then it is a suitable receptacle. Some dishes are more suitable for bowls and some for plates but it isn't really that important.
You contradict yourself, first implying that Italians (all of them) eat pasta from a normal plate, then saying that not everyone is the same.



Meanwhile, I am of a mind to think that referring to a particular style of tableware as a "pasta bowl" maybe something that can be attributed to people of Italian descent who live someplace besides Italy. I'm also thinking that these folks who decided this probably worked for a restaurant supply business, convincing the restauranteurs that they *must* have this different plate to use for pasta as it helps keep their guests from being so messy. Happy guest, happy server, happy restauranteur.

I am partial to pasta bowls though, not just for pasta but also to use for stews, curries and other similar dishes that are more soupy than a steak and potatoes but less soupy than soup.

I like this set, it's pretty fun.

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Re: Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

I didn't write "all of them", you did.
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Re: Where to find pasta bowls in Zürich

C'e' qualcuno qui chi sa cucinare bene la pasta ? Ne dubito. Sarebbe piu' importante della "ciotola" che andrebbe usata. Io, intanto, mi ritiro di questa discussione inutile e vi auguro bon divertimento. Ciao ciao.
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