Acine de Pepe pasta

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I'm looking for info on what this pasta has been used for in the past. At this time, all I ever see it in are variants of "frog-eye" salad. I suspect it has a fine history in savory dishes as well and just want to know.

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Phil
 
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It's a favorite for soup, like pastina. It's just a little larger in size.

When we moved to Colorado, I asked the woman behind the deli counter what Frog Eye Salad was. She gave me the combination of ingredients, most of which (thankfully) escape me now - except I have a very vivid memory of how she pronounced acine de pepe.

Ah-SEENY-de-PEPE

instead of how Italians pronounce it:

ah-chi-nuh-PEP :rolleyes:
 
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