In this episode Recipes 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. Recipes 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 Penne Are the specialty brands and Italian imports worth the extra price? Equipment Reviews Stockpots Do you have to spend big money for a big pot?