Cping off a banner year for pasta – in the customer cleared the shelves of dry varieties, boxed pasta Packaging materials ran out, and the secret of one Bucatini deficiency grabbed the nation – a new pasta it just dropped, what’s a thing that can hpen? World, meet „cascatelli”, a pasta from The sporkful Podcast host Dan Pashman and sold by the American pasta brand Sfoglini.
Almost three years ago, Pashman set about creating what he thought was the best pasta, as he documented in a fascinating five-part series. „Mission: IMPASTAble„For his James Beard Award-winning food podcast. The result of many design, engineering, and trial and error rounds resembles an oversized comma with ruffles on either side of a curved half-pipe. It is designed to maximize three core qualities: „Sauceability” (how well the sauce sticks to it), „Forkability” (how easily it stays on the fork) and „Toothsability” (how satisfactory it is to sink your teeth into it).
There are only about 300 different bowls of pasta, taking into account bowls that are essentially the same but, according to the pasta expert, have different names Encyclopedia of Pasta Translator Maureen Fant, the pashman interviewed for an episode of his series. You’d think the door would stay wide open for at least a thousand more bowls of noodle, but as Pashman has documented, it’s actually not that simple. Long, short, round, flat, corrugated, smooth, curved, even angular – if you can imagine it, it probably already exists. Or if not, then there is a reason for it. It turns out that designing a woman who is both original enough to be considered a standalone entity, practical enough to be made on a certain scale, and tasty enough to even warrant going into this world being brought is no stroll in the park. It is sorry for all budding inventors whose late-night idea is, „Just combine a macaroni with a mafaldine.”
Early reviews for the Cascatelli, named after the Italian word „Cascatelle” for „small waterfalls”, seem promising. “People need this, they. It’s like maybe my three best are noodles. ” said Sohla El-Waylly, a person whose food opinions I generally trust.
I’m probably not in the key demographics for this product. I’ve never bought a box of pasta that costs more than $ 1.50, let alone „artisanal” varieties. Yet I’m even considering paying more than $ 21.95 for the £ 5 bulk bag the only remaining Cascatelli available for purchase (and not even for another eight weeks). Apparently I’m not the only consumer inspired by Cascatelli’s story, a lesson on how to make dreams come true with the help of great employees, almost a huge hit to drop in the start-up cost of pasta, a large podcast following, a tenacity that I just won’t stop and above all a deep and lasting love for the perfection that pasta is.