It could be said that pasta is an appetizer when you can pick it up with your fingers. But it is much more. Some of the recipes here are first course, sit-at-the-table starters, the better to enjoy in small amounts. Others are miniature packages or roll-ups with a pasta shell that are meant to be dipped in sauce, then devoured. Imagine the egg roll but with a chicken curry filling: or hot Vietnamese spring roils cradled in crisp lettuce leaves with sprigs of mint; or triangular wontons filled with rich melted cheese. How easy it is to forget that these delicacies are even related to pasta. Multipurpose-purpose, versatile, and adaptable pasta makes them all possible.