I remember it coming as quite a shock, a few years ago, when discussing what to have for lunch with my English partner that my suggestion of pasta was met with an incredulous, ‘but we ate that yesterday. We can’t have it every day. It will get boring.’ For me, having been brought up on an Italian diet, the idea that pasta could get boring just by being eaten every day was a new one. How could it? There are so many different types and shapes, and they all taste different!