Spaghetti recipes are the most famous, and not only among Italians. They are the oldest and one of the best known long rounded shape of pasta and the most extensively used.
Today the word spaghetti is known all over the world even having different meanings for example as spaghetti junction, western, or monster.
But here I'm talking about yummy recipes, and there are so many you can make. I just want to mention you the most popular ones as the great roman pasta carbonara or the famous spaghetti alla puttanesca, but the one that I more often like to make is spaghetti with ragù sauce, yes the one in the picture below.
Remember! The proper way to eat them is to take a few aside just rolling. The spoon shouldn't be used, just twirl with the fork alone, and finally slurping spaghetti is never proper. They go well with any kind of sauce, or traditionally served with tomato sauce. Were Spaghetti Invented in Sicily?
Today many gourmet spaghetti are available and one good alternative are Italian farro spaghetti. Farro is an ancient grain and pasta made with 100% farro flour is more easily digested than common dried pasta and its flavor is superior.
Alternatively you can have gluten-free spaghetti made with maize flour. This flour is the one used to make polenta recipes in northern Italian cuisine. Anyway, I recommend you Italian artisan pasta makers if you really want to get the best taste from these particular types of spaghetti.
When it comes to How to Cook Spaghetti I absolutely never break them before being tossed into the pot, and sure with thicker ones you have a bite more "al dente", to the tooth, slightly tender. Thinner Spaghettini are particularly well suited to delicate sauces more than the thicker size.