Mission: ImPASTAble 5 | A shape is born

By Andres O'Hara

March 18, 2021

After months of revisions, Dan thinks he’s got his shape. But he’s been working on this for so long, he’s not sure he knows what’s good anymore. So he brings in an all-star panel of taste testers, including Sohla El-Waylly, Francis Lam, Dorie Greenspan, Christopher Kimball, Claire Saffitz, Jet Tila, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. Then J. Kenji López-Alt, Justin Warner, and Samin Nosrat help Dan pick a name for his shape before, finally, it’s production day! …

This episode features:

Evan Kleiman, host of the radio show and podcast Good Food

Sfoglini pasta company

Chris Maldari of the pasta die manufacturer D. Maldari & Sons

Laurel Sutton, senior strategist and linguist at Catchword

Italians Mad At Food

Andrea Nguyen’s recipe for Mapo Tofu Spaghetti (NYT)

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