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A new comma-shaped pasta has been invented and netizens can’t keep calm

Dan Pashman took three years to invent the new pasta shape called Cascatelli

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
March 24, 2021 2:10:31 pm
cascatelli pastaThis pasta shape, invented by Dan Pashman, is called Cascatelli. (Source: thesporkful/Instagram)

Adding to the wide variety of pasta shapes, podcast host Dan Pashman has invented a new one resembling an oversized comma, which is now grabbing the attention of foodies.

It took Pashman, who hosts award-winning The Sporkful, almost three years to create the new pasta shape called Cascatelli. Take a look:

 

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Pashman also went on to give us a sneak peek into the pasta production process.

 

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Here’s how Cascatelli boxes are packaged:

 

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And the new pasta shape is already selling like hotcakes. “The last few days have been incredible. We sold our initial batch of 3700 boxes of cascatelli in less than two hours. We started taking orders for a second batch of 8000 boxes (a number we had to commit to before the pasta went on sale) and that was gone in 12 hours,” the host shared in an Instagram post.

 

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Pashman documented the creation of the pasta in a five-part series ‘Mission: ImPASTAble’ for his podcast. This new pasta variety is supposed to maximise “sauceability”, “forkability” and “toothsinkability,” as reported by eater.com.

“I have three metrics I look for in all pasta shapes — sauceability (how well sauce adheres), forkability (how easy it is to get it on the fork and keep it there), and toothsinkability (how satisfying it is to bite into it). A lot of shapes are great at one or two of these things, but very few nail all three,” Pashman told Today Food.

Here’s how netizens reacted to the new pasta shape:

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