Pasta and Tomatoes, Reimagined

From America's Test Kitchen Season 8

In this episode


Penne alla Vodka

Splashes of vodka and cream can turn run-of-the-mill tomato sauce into luxurious restaurant fare—or a heavy, boozy mistake. We set out to fine-tune this modern classic.


Pasta Caprese

This summer dish combines ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and fragrant basil with hot pasta. Preventing the cheese from turning into bubble gum presented a gooey problem.

Taste Tests


Are the specialty brands and Italian imports worth the extra price?

Equipment Reviews


Do you have to spend big money for a big pot?

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