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Anything’s Pastable 1 | Every Grain Of Salt

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Mar 04, 2024
Anything’s Pastable 1 | Every Grain Of Salt

After Dan’s pasta shape, cascatelli, went viral, people everywhere were cooking with it and sending him photos of what they were making. As exciting as that was, he was disappointed that most folks were only making a handful of well-worn dishes with this new shape. So Dan decided to write a cookbook to show the world that there’s so much more you can and should be putting on all your pasta shapes, cascatelli and beyond! There’s only one problem: he’s never written a recipe in his life. In this four-part series, Dan shares the inside story of creating his first cookbook, Anything’s Pastable — from the highs and lows of recipe testing, to a research trip across Italy, to the agonizing decisions over the design of the cover. By the end, you'll never look at a cookbook the same way again.

Preorder Dan’s cookbook today (including signed copies), and see if he’s visiting a city near you on his tour of book signings and live podcast tapings with special guests. And follow Dan on Instagram to see photos and videos from the Anything’s Pastable journey!

This is Episode 1 of Anything’s Pastable, and Episode 2 is available in your feed right now! 

The Sporkful production team includes Dan Pashman, Emma Morgenstern, Andres O'Hara, Nora Ritchie, and Jared O'Connell, with editing by Tracey Samuelson, Tomeka Weatherspoon, and Julia Russo. Original theme music by Andrea Kristinsdottir. Transcription by Emily Nguyen.

Interstitial music in this episode by Black Label Music:

  • “Mission: ImPASTAble Theme” by Andrea Kristinsdottir
  • “Private Detective” by Cullen Fitzpatrick
  • “Hennepin” by James Buckley and Brian Bradley Johnson
  • “Talk To Me Now” by Hayley Briasco and Kenneth J Brahmstedt
  • “National Waltzing” by Justin Asher
  • “Loud” by Yitzhak Bira Vanara
  • “Bubble Bath” by Kenneth J Brahmstedt
  • “Layers” by Erick Anderson
  • “Small Talk” by Hayley Briasco

Photo courtesy of stlbites.com/flickr, licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 DEED. 

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