Cascatelli: New Pasta Shape

Are you ready for a new pasta-shape? Dan Pashman has created what he calls the CASCATELLI.

From the mind of James Beard Award winner Dan Pashman, creator and host of The Sporkful food podcast, comes CASCATELLI (Italian for “waterfalls”). Three years in the making, this brand new shape was created in collaboration with the artisans at Sfoglini. Cascatelli is designed to 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

“But I also wanted a shape that would be multi-faceted, that would be different depending on how you bite into it, and that would reveal new elements of itself over the course of the bowl. I wanted it to have what sensory scientists call dynamic contrast—multiple textures in the same bite.”