I love noodles. Most any kind. Noodles is my broad ranging word for pasta. Say it, 'noodles'. See it's homey and comfortable. Feels good. It's a friendlier, happier word than 'pasta', which is fufu or just too detached and a little blah. We'll have none of that around here!
NOODLES. Yeahhh....now we're talking. Like you, I have my favorite noodle shapes too. I love good old fashioned elbow macaroni, really skinny egg noodles and angel hair, sauce hugging lumache are way up high on my list, orechiette is so great in soup and I have a particular love affair (that's amore!) with pappardelle.
Those gorgeous, very broad ribbons of fettucine are such a perfect choice for so many sauces and preparations, and they have just the right 'bite', the right mouthfeel, if you know what I mean. The name 'pappardelle' is derived from the verb 'pappare' which means to gobble up. So appropos.
PAPPARDELLE ALFREDO..........Continued here