If you walk down the pasta aisle of any American grocery store, you’ll find a formidable wall of golden options. From lasagna sheets to angel hair pasta, rigatoni to “bow ties,” and of course the childhood staple — spaghetti.
But for all their various forms, how much of a difference does pasta shape really make to the dish you’re eating, and is there one choice that shines above the rest? That’s the question Dan Pashman, award-winning host of the food podcast “The Sporkful”, spent the last three years digging into.
After consuming innumerable bowls of pasta and