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An Extensive Guide to Pasta Shapes

Rebecca OConnell

Anyone who has ever been to a grocery store has probably, at some point, gotten a little flustered while browsing the pasta aisle. To help you any avoid future pasta-related stress, Chasing Delicious has made this extensive guide to the beloved carb's many forms. Study it, and never again mix up your tripolini and your farfalline—but more importantly, understand why certain shapes require different cooking methods, or work best with certain sauces.

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