Sometimes I take a bite of pasta and think to myself:

“Wow, _______ is really THE most satisfying pasta shape!

It’s got to be in my top 5 favorite pasta shapes!

The tooth, the texture, the way it captures the sauce….. it’s just a perfect example of Italian pasta.”

Then I realize:

I kinda feel that way about whatever well prepared bowl of pasta happens to be directly in front of me.

So today it’s Rigatoni.

-and all the aforementioned accolades describe it perfectly.

Rigatoni fish

tossed in a lightly spicy, clam and tomato “Salse Marinaio”

Also today:

Pappardelle, Alla Bolognese

Pasta Misti, with fresh asparagus and chickpea sauce