Two-time James Beard Award-winner Dan Pashman, creator and host of The Sporkful food podcast, has teamed up again with the artisans at Sfoglini, this time to bring you Quattrotini. Originally called Cinque Buchi, this Sicilian pasta shape is served during the carnival period, when legend says the Devil uses it to tempt residents with the sin of gluttony. We’ve added ridges to the four bucatini-style tubes and renamed it “Quattrotini” to emphasize those four tubes.
Like all shapes in The Sporkful Collection, Quattrotini maximizes the three qualities by which Dan believes all pasta shapes should be judged:
Sauceability: How readily sauce adheres to the shape
Forkability: How easy it is to get the shape on your fork and keep it there
Toothsinkability: How satisfying it is to sink your teeth into it
You can listen to the story of the revival of these shapes on The Sporkful podcast’s ongoing series, “Mission: ImPASTAble" which also told the original story of Pashman’s three-year quest to invent Cascatelli and his work with us to make it a reality.