A guy who runs a food podcast just finished a three-year quest to invent the perfect pasta noodle. It's called "cascatelli" and it's a rainbow shape that can hold a lot of sauce. A company called Sfoglini is now selling the pasta . . . but there's a 12-week waiting list if you want to get your hands on it.
- Sauceability: How readily sauce adheres to the shape
- Forkability: How easy it is to get the shape on your fork and keep it there
- Toothsinkability: How satisfying it is to sink your teeth into it
These three things are the ways Dan Pashman, the creator, judges a noodle, coining these phrases himself.
Now I guess the real question is, how do the Italians feel about it?
Pashman says "I hope that people in Italy will like it. I'm sure some traditionalists will object, and that's okay. I think there's enough room in the pasta world for some new ideas alongside the classics."
What do you think?