pam leavy's post in "missing the lack of foodies" under the general thread got me to thinking about a type of pasta i had recently, which was like a thick spaghetti, but hollow in the center like a straw. i searched, and found a really good pasta reference website. Oddly enough, it's from hormel foods, the makers of various brands of canned dog food and canned chilli, most of which are interchangeable.
but it is an excellent reference for pasta shapes, ingredients, flavoring agents, and cooking times. beware the cooking times tho. it's always better to test for "the bite".
btw, i had bucatini
here's the website: http://www.hormel.com/templates/know...d=3&id=171