In some ways, the coronavirus has been a pandemic of shortages. Within the spring of final 12 months, we noticed shortages round rest room paper and puppies. In the summertime, there have been shortages of vehicles. And extra just lately, shortages of vaccines.
However beneath the headlines, one other scarcity has unfolded — one which’s affecting pasta lovers throughout the US: The Bucatini Scarcity.
Bucatini is a specialty pasta that appears quite a bit like spaghetti. The primary distinction? It has a gap in it!
Final 12 months, New York Journal author Rachel Handler seen that when stay-at-home orders went into impact, bucatini turned tougher to seek out. So she went on the hunt.
Her bucatini scarcity story touches on provide chain breakdowns, environmental considerations, FDA regulation, and possibly even some pasta business infighting.