posted on May, 18 2012 @ 05:07 AM
I know your answer will probably be - 'well it depends on what you're cooking. Spaghetti goes with Bolognaise, Fettucine goes with Marinara ....
Well I could never really follow this convention. I seem to like just one or two types and I put this with every dish I cook no matter what recipe.
My fave pasta is rigatoni or what is also called elbow. I just love the shape and the hole size (ie ratio of air inside to pasta thickness). It seems
to catch (or cradle) the food particles within its dimensions. You can eat just one, or fork in a few, depending on your craving. It's clean to eat,
no sloppy sauce spashing like you can get with the string pastas. It goes great with parmasen cheese or other Italian cheeses. It's easy to re-heat
when you have left-overs.
I also went through a big gnocchi phase several years back when I was a vego. I am a huge carbo junky so combining pasta with potato is pure genius in
So what about you, do you crave just one pasta shape or appreciate many varieties. Following is a chart to help you name them if you get stuck.
Peace Out - Happy Eating Foodies