Cavatappi (also called Cellentani)
One of the fastest growing pasta noodles on menus, cavatappi is a tube-like pasta shaped like a spiral. its name derives from the shape, which is translated to corkscrew in English. It’s frequently used in mac & cheese dishes (mac & cheese is up 18 percent on us menus over the past four years).
Cacio e pepe
This traditional roman dish translates directly to “cheese and pepper.” cacio e pepe typically calls for a simple ingredient list—pasta, cheese, and black pepper according to Datassential’s on the Menu, “it’s essential that each part of the dish is done perfectly to build the overall dish that, in turn, is much more than a simple sum of its parts.” the dish is up 167 percent on menus over the past four years.