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What the best pasta shape to serve with bolognese?

asked by Midge over 6 years ago
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added over 6 years ago

spaghetti or linguine, hands down.

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added over 6 years ago

I like rigatoni because the ridges catch the sauce.

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added over 6 years ago

My first instinct is spaghetti since that's what I'm used to.

Also, I just read this today which you may find useful: http://www.cooksillustrated...

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added over 6 years ago

Rigatoni and penne are rigid enough to hold the sauce, and tagliatelle is wide enough to get a decent covering too. That's what I use when I'm in a Lady and the Tramp mood, rigatoni the rest of the time.
(Anna del Conte's book Pasta is a fantastic guide to pasta shapes / sauce matches)

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added over 6 years ago

tagliatelle or rigatoni

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added over 6 years ago

Thanks so much everyone!

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added over 6 years ago

If you get rigatoni or penne, make sure to get the rigate so that you have the ridges!

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added over 6 years ago

Well, if you were actually in Bologna they would say pappardelle or tagiatelle. Which is not to talk trash on you rigatoni or penne fans, but that's the way it is.

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