I’m no Steven Seagal (or is that Carl Sagan?), but I often ponder the universe. There are roughly 2 trillion galaxies in the universe, and 100 million stars in each galaxy. This means that there are roughly 1024 stars out there. Yes, there are more Suns than there are grains of sand on all of earth. Wow!
Of course, my deep thoughts are directly connected to my deep thoughts about pasta. For example, when someone asks me how many pasta recipes exist, I simply say, “Imagine the number of shapes times the number of ingredient toppings, and then all of the combinations. Infinity.”
And so when the mamma of my friend Alessandro Pasquale from Padua sent me this recipe, I was again reminded of just how many combinations there are. Wow! As to whether there is life on other planets, well, of course there is. The real question, however, is whether there is extra-terrestrial pasta out there. I assume that the answer is yes, but I can guarantee that it isn’t as good as what you find in Italy.
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