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Mission: ImPASTAble 8 | The Pursuit Of Viscoelasticity

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Feb 15, 2022
Mission: ImPASTAble 8 | The Pursuit Of Viscoelasticity

When cascatelli first went viral, Dan heard from dozens of listeners who wanted to try it, but couldn’t because they were gluten-free. Well, challenge accepted: Dan sets out to make a version of cascatelli without gluten, a project that’s now nearly a year in the making. Along the way, he learns about the science of starch with an Italian pasta researcher; he cold messages pasta execs on LinkedIn; and he meets a kindred spirit pasta maker who tries to make his gluten-free dreams come true. If you thought regular ruffles were a challenge, just wait until you try to make them gluten-free.

Buy Banza cascatelli made from chickpeas here

Banza cascatelli is also available at your local Whole Foods Market, where all Banza pastas, mac and cheese, and rice are 25% off from February 16 - March 1.

reddish-orange box of cascatelli banza pasta with a spork-shaped window

The Sporkful production team includes Dan Pashman, Emma Morgenstern, Andres O'Hara, Johanna Mayer, Tracey Samuelson, and Jared O'Connell, with help this week from Mary Diduch, Gianna Palmer, and Nora Ritchie. Original theme music by Andrea Kristinsdottir.

Original theme music by Andrea Kristinsdottir. Interstitial music in this episode by Black Label Music:

  • “Lowtown” by Black Label Productions
  • “Layers” by Afrokeys
  • “Loud Instrumental” by Bira
  • “Lucky Strike” by Erick Anderson
  • “Midnight Grind” by BWN Music
  • “Talk To Me Now (Instrumental)” by Black Label Productions
  • “Small Talk” by Hayley Briasco

Photos courtesy of Banza.

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