Sumary of A perfect pairing: find the right pasta shape for your sauce:
- “Life is a combination of magic – and pasta,” the Italian film director Federico Fellini once said.
- And if, like me, you’re a devoted pastaphile, you’ll almost certainly agree with Fellini’s worldview.
- For something so very simple – at its base, pasta consists of just two, sometimes three, ingredients: always water and flour made from 100% durum wheat;
- Each region of Italy has its own speciality, with recipes and combinations of pasta and sauces handed down through generations, but also open to interpretation.
- While there may be no official regulations, ultimately, the best pasta dish is whatever tastes most delicious.
- Photograph: Dejan Beokovic/Stocksy UnitedSimilarly, the perennially popular schoolkids’ teatime fare, spaghetti bolognese is not an officially recognised Italian dish but is rumoured to have been created either by Italians who came to the UK after the second world war or by southern Italians who emigrated to the US early in the 20th century.