There are about 350 pasta shapes out there. Sheets, long, short, filled, shells, for soup.. the variety created not for fantastical whimsy, but for the purpose of achieving a beautifully balanced bite every time.
Today, we're focusing on long pasta. Long pasta is twirled and not stabbed, unlike her short pasta cousins. She likes to consciously couple with silky sauces, little ingredients, chopped herbs and julienned vegetables that mimic her ribbon-like movement. Think: carbonara, bolognese, amatriciana, puttanesca..
Here are some consciously coupled long pasta recipes for your perusing.
Ligurian Pesto with Spaghetti
Pantry Pasta with Garlic, Anchovies, and Parmesan
Linguine with Clams
cacio e pepe