1.1 LB Naples, Italy
Bucatini pasta is thicker than spaghetti and has a thin hole down the center of each long strand - think of a drinking straw. More toothsome and even thicker than the average mass-produced version, the bucatini by Sapori di Napoli is perfect for serving with accompaniments from the finest extra virgin olive oil to a light tomato sauce.
Bucatini is a staple of Campagna, where it is traditionally served with puttanesca sauce, and also in Lazio, where it is served all'amatriciana, with olive oil, chopped tomato, Pecorino, pancetta and a little crushed red pepper.
The drinking-straw shape allows the sauce not just to coat the pasta, but to get all the way inside the tubes, too . . . the better to maximize the flavors of pasta and sauce!