The Sporkful Collection Variety Pack

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, to bring you The Sporkful Collection.

Quattrotini (2 Boxes):
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.

Vesuvio (2 Boxes):
This shape takes inspiration from Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that towers over Naples and once buried Pompeii. A more modern creation, Vesuvio can be found in many shops where the volcano casts its shadow, but it’s rarer beyond.

Cascatelli (2 Boxes):
The shape that started it all. Cascatelli (Italian for “waterfalls”) is an original shape created in collaboration with the artisans at Sfoglini. Cascatelli is designed to maximize sauceability, forkability and toothsinkabilty.

All shapes in The Sporkful Collection, maximize 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.

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