This pasta, made with 100% durum wheat has a higher protein level that helps create the perfect al dente finish. It is also distinctive because of its rougher texture. Derived from an Italian method of shaping the pasta that is slower than its American equivalent, the result insures more crooks and crannies in which accompanying sauce can cling. So, be adventurous and try pasta pie with truffles. Or shape up some more traditional meatballs. No matter what recipe you use, the results will be superlative.Shaped for plate, bowl, or casserole.