Pasta, Grains, & Beans
One candidate nudged out the rest of the competition.
The top brands were notable for chickpeas that were tender, creamy, and well seasoned.
Arborio rice makes the best risotto, but does the best Arborio have to come from Italy? And can another rice serve as a substitute for real Arborio rice?
Our tasters wanted wheat, not sweetness.
You can now find both domestic and foreign-grown basmati rice—can the American versions hold up to the Indian?
Are the specialty brands and Italian imports worth the extra price?