Though it may be stating the obvious, pasta is perhaps one of the most diverse foods in the world. There are countless different iterations – or shapes – of pasta that can be prepared in a multitude of ways. This includes the likes of spaghetti, penne, ravioli, and many many others. While you may know the aforementioned pasta shapes, you may not know of those mentioned in today’s blog. If you’d like to learn more about pasta shapes, keep reading below for more information, or if you’re looking for an elegant Italian-inspired meal in Boston’s North End, book a reservation with us here at Strega by Nick Varano.
If there were ever a discussion about the most fun pasta shape, it would be wrong not to mention cavatappi at least once. This unique, corkscrew-shaped pasta is beloved in both its native Southern Italy and all over the world. Pairing well with thick and creamy sauces, consider giving cavatappi a try, whether you’re cooking a pasta meal at home or enjoying one at a restaurant.
Ditalini is commonly used in soups due to the fact that it is incredibly small in size, but nonetheless delicious and fun to eat. An ideal match for Italian-inspired soups, ditalini is paired best with thinner sauces. Give this pasta shape a try with your next meal!
The exact shape of orecchiette is a bit harder to describe than others. Appearing almost like a small disc, this pasta is great for any and all types of sauces out there. Loved by many in Italy, there’s little doubt that you’ll enjoy orecchiette, too! Why not give this interesting pasta a try with your next Italian-inspired meal?
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