Gorgeous!! Morish!! ...and the easiest Pasta Salad to make by far!! One helping is never enough!! Prep time does not include the time taken to *cook the Pasta which usually takes about 10 minutes in the microwave. I add plenty of salt and a good dollop of Olive Oil to the water. (I find the Olive Oil flavours the Pasta) 'BEER STICKS' are about the size of Frankfurters, but the meat is like that of pepperoni OR salami. They are called Beer Sticks in N.Z. but there may well be another name used for them elsewhere.