I care more for the purveyor than the shape. A recent favorite by Maestri Pastai: their bucatini. The package is about eighteen inches long..
So far, I've broken the lengths in half, but one of these days, I'll drag out my big pot.
Sun 5 Sep, 2010 07:44 pm
Angel hair or simple spaghetti is ultimately my favorite style of pasta.
Sun 5 Sep, 2010 08:32 pm
angel hair or butterfly.
Sun 5 Sep, 2010 09:04 pm
Sorry, but what a ridiculous question. Is that all you do all day is ask these inane questions?
yeah, it's harsh, but really!
Mon 6 Sep, 2010 02:55 am
Bow tie , shells, and macaroni
Mon 6 Sep, 2010 03:31 am
I tend to make rather "robust", gutsy, thick sauces for pasta (with plenty of garlic! ) ... both vegetable & meat-based ... so I use penne a lot.
I don't know whether penne is considered a "shape" or not, but I'm a great fan of it! Perfect for my needs.
Mon 6 Sep, 2010 04:49 am
rigatoni -- it has a large surface area for absorbing flavor...
I like thin spaghetti with marinara sauce or instead of rice for stir-fries.
I like penne with pesto.
I like farfalle (bowties) with al fredo.
I like fusilli (corkscrews) in pasta salads.
I like shells (small ones) for macaroni and cheese because the melted cheese gets inside the shells and I like that.
I like angel hair as a side dish with stuff like eggplant parmagian. I just put butter, garlic, salt, pepper, a little parmesan and maybe a few red chiles in it and actually, that's one of my favorite dishes- I'd eat it as a meal with a salad.
No, honestly, have you SEEN how tight those little boogers attach to the spoon?? Especially if it's mac and cheese. You have t pry them off. Next time I'll try poking them, see it they'll let go if there's a hole.
Probably a better bet would be to not eat anything with the name of an organ on it.
Mon 6 Sep, 2010 12:07 pm
I'm mainly thinking of the shells and cheese in the box, which I eat maybe 1-2 times a year. I should just measure out a slightly larger portion of the pasta of my choice and use it...I always think there's an excess of cheese anyway.