Pastas and noodles are delicious anytime of year, but in the summer, with the abundance of fabulous fresh herbs and vegetables to be had, they truly come into their own. Pretty much everyone can take pleasure in a bowl of pasta, whether they are 6 or 60, and although it may seem counterintuitive, cooking with pastas and noodles is one of the easiest ways to get a big jump on adding those 5 servings of vegetables a day to your meals. Either mixed in with pasta or as veggie ‘noodles’ in their own right for those cutting down on the carbs, they are the food of the world. Whether it’s a hearty plate of spaghetti with tomato and zucchini with basil served Italian style, or cold peanut sesame noodles from China, chewy soba noodles from Japan or Thai and Vietnamese style rice noodles in broth, it’s all good, all delicious and all easy. Get your summer noodle on!