Some of the most beloved pasta shapes, like penne and cavatappi, have only been around for several decades. The most recent addition to the culinary category is cascatelli—a playful new pasta shape that came about through a podcast, The New York Times reports. Cascatelli is a collaboration between Dan Pashman of the Sporkful food podcast and the Hudson Valley, New York-based pasta company Sfoglini. SfogliniThe pasta shape is shorter than a spaghetti strand but longer than most thick noodles, providing maximum surface area for your fork prongs. Reviewers call it \"game-changing,\" but it's not the first pasta shape designed to perfect the food.