A foolproof, step-by-step guide to making perfect pasta―from putting on a pot of water to matching up pasta shapes and recipes.
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- Canned tomatoesOpt for whole, peeled tomatoes as opposed to crushed or diced for pungent flavor in everything from sauces to soup.
- Dried pastaA combination of flour, water, and salt, dried pasta is a quintessential comfort food and the basis of many Italian dishes.
- Arborio riceA short-grained rice with high starch content, Arborio releases starch and thickens when cooked at length over low heat, making it ideal for creamy risottos.