Ok I am going to admit that I did not know about bucatini until there was a shortage. I am not writing much here because I am asking you to read this entire longform piece about the shortage from Rachel Handler. But it really is the superior pasta.
And if you’re still buying tomato paste for every day cooking in a can like a chump, upgrade yourself to the tube. But write the opening date on it in sharpie so you can toss it at 45 days (if you haven’t gleefully consumed it all). Maite in Houston gets some bucatini and some ‘mato tube.