Best pasta dish: Mac and cheese or spaghetti? | The Tylt
Best pasta dish: Mac and cheese or spaghetti?
Mac and cheese is the classic meal. Whether your a '90s kid or not, there's no question that mac and cheese is more dependable than actual human beings. As Bustle puts it:
Mac ‘n cheese fills the void that humans carelessly leave behind. With melted cheese. And with butter and milk and bread crumbs. No, you are not anti-social. You are not hateful. You are just real and honest with yourself. We can all admit macaroni and cheese victoriously trumps humanity....
The beauty of mac and cheese lies in its simplicity. With just two ingredients, some love and a little heat, you have a one-of-a-kind concoction that is there for you through thick and thin. Plus, it's perfect for any occasion, from birthdays to bar mitzvahs, drunken nights to weddings. Mac and cheese is always welcome.
Even Olive Garden agrees.
Spaghetti brings its own nostalgia for sitting down for a family meal. Thrillist looked to Italian chefs to highlight the best kinds of pasta, and according to Nash D'Amico, chef and owner at D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe in Houston, spaghetti wins out:
'This is a topic that to an Italian family could be what talking politics or religion is to most others. But here goes (and I can already hear people I know saying this is stupid!): Spaghetti is the most underrated pasta there is. As a pasta, spaghetti is as good as it gets. It works better with sauces. It can be cooked in all kinds of way and still be perfect. [But because it] isn’t exotic, people think they have to have some other kind.'
Maybe it's from "Lady and the Tramp" or from the idea of an intimate, candle-lit Italian restaurant, but spaghetti has a romantic element to it. These long, delicious noodles bring people together, even mortal enemies.
For those who just can't decide, there's a way to win for everyone: