A member of the fettuccine and tagliatelle family, this 4-inch-long pasta from Italy's Amalfi coast goes best with seafood, a pork or veal ragu, or a hearty vegetarian sauce like this one.
Scialatielli, Eterni Sapori di Calabria, $3 for a 17.6-ounce bag, EterniSaporidiCalabria.com
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You can make every one of these delicious toppings in the time it takes for that penne to arrive at al dente perfection.
These new ingredients and techniques turn old standbys into modern favorites (no disrespect to Grandma's spaghetti and meatballs).
Ancho chili powder and a burst of lime add kick to a summer favorite - corn on the cob. Use extra butter on rolls, or melt it on other steamed vegetables.
Blogger and cookbook author Debbie Koenig created this dish one not-so-leisurely evening when she was staring down the clock and found withering grape tomatoes and zucchini in the fridge.
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