Interesting! Was pasta part of your diet or verboten in your diet? My dad was the main cook in my family and his parents were both born in Italy so pasta as substrate was a standard meal for me growing up.
I eat way less pasta now because my husband thought he didn’t like it when we first got together, but what he didn’t like was the way his mom made it. Ha! Anyway I am slightly out of the habit and only make it like, once every other week.