What is in this article?:
- New ways with noodles
- Pick your pasta...Shapes and best uses
From East to West, people love tucking into a satisfying meal of pasta, whether Japanese soba noodles or Italian macaroni. Give these easy, exotic meals a try.
Pick your pasta...Shapes and best uses
Shape: large, grooved macaroni, about 1½ inches long
Use: with meatballs or chunk meat sauces
Shape: small rectangles pinched in the center; means “butterfly”
Use: in broths or with creamy sauces
Shape: twisted, corkscrew shape
Use: in pasta salads or dishes with vegetable chunks
Shape: long, spaghetti-like tubes
Use: with tomato sauces (with or without additional vegetables)
Shape: flat, long noodles, traditionally 3mm wide
Use: with pesto or clam sauces
San Francisco–based chef Laurie Gauguin now enjoys pasta in moderation, unlike during her college years when she lived on an all-spaghetti diet.