It's Italian Week here at The Kitchn, so we're pumping you full of Italian recipes and other inspiration to make you feel like a real Italian cook. Of course, that means pasta.
Maybe you've been rolling your own for some time, but have you experimented with shapes? I got turned on to the hand-crank pasta machine years ago, but it was only recently that I figured out how to make some of the fancy-pants shapes like rigatoni and bucatini from scratch.
Turns out there's a KitchenAid attachment that has six interchangeable disks and it will spit out small and large macaroni, bucatini (thick hollow tubes as above), spaghetti, fusilli (corkscrews) and rigatoni (short ribbed tubes). I love using it; I feel like my own little pasta factory. More