Rigatoni or paccheri? Does it matter which pasta goes with which sauce? Italian food experts dish out advice
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How do I choose the right shape of pasta for my sauce? And does it really matter?
As Oretta Zanini de Vita writes in Shapes & Sauces, “The truth is that almost any kind of pasta goes reasonably well with almost any kind of sauce, and people who get all serious and talk about the importance of correct sauce pairing are probably overthinking.” While I daren’t quibble with such an authority, it’s worth remembering that pasta is the vehicle for the sauce, so there is method behind those winning unions.