Pasta

History of pasta

China first started making noodles, way before past was around and that is when Italy copied it and made their own version called PASTA.

History of pasta

Wheat flour was one of the first foods of our distant ancestors. To make the flour, they crushed the kernels of wheat between two rocks. Then they mixed the flour with water, and cooked it. We know this from drawings they made on the walls of the ancient caves where they lived. The ancestors of Italians, called Etruscans, made drawings that show them making a food from wheat that looks like pasta

What is pasta?

a dish originally from Italy consisting of dough made from durum wheat and water, extruded or stamped into various shapes and typically cooked in boiling water.

How is Pasta made?

Pasta can be made two ways. One way is by hand and is usually called “artisan pasta.” The other way is by machines, which make the and it is the pasta we buy in markets in boxes and packages.


What is pasta made from?

Here is a simple way to make pasta.

Pasta Dough
1 3/4 cups (8 ounces) all-purpose flour
6 large egg yolks
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 tablespoon milk

It depends on what pasta you want to make so you can cut it, and make it into any shape you want.

Sometimes pasta may contain optional ingredients such as eggs or vegetables. These ingredients can be mixed into the dough before it is dried, like in the case of egg pasta, or they can be added as a filling, in the case of tortellini.




How is pasta cooked?

Most of the time, pasta is cooked in boiling water. When it is done, the pasta is taken out of the water, drained, and then “dressed.” Dressing pasta meals means mixing it with wonderful sauces or other foods such as tomatoes, olive oil, fish, cheese, meat, or vegetables.


10 most popular pastas

Spaghetti

Farfalle

Rotini

Macaroni

Manicotti

Vermicelli

Lasagne

Rigatoni

Bucatini

Pasta types.

There are two major types of pasta: Pasta fresca (fresh) and pasta secca (dried).There are over 400 unique types of pasta:sheets,strips,long strands,cylinders,unique shapes, flavours, and many otherlocal varieties. There are more names for pasta than the mind can remember, yet they all aremade from the same basic ingredients.

Health Benefits sustained

  • SUSTAINED ENERGY
  • LOW SODIUM & CHOLESTEROL-FREE
  • FOLIC ACID
  • BALANCED DIET
  • LOW GI
  • What does Al Dente meam?


    ‘Al dente' is used to describe pasta when it is

    cooked to perfection. 'Al dente' in Italian literally

    means "to the tooth." Pasta that is al dente should not

    be overly firm, nor should it be overly soft.



    Pasta for children and Families!

    There are lots of really good reasons for eating pasta.

    Here are seven simple ones showing why pasta is a good food choice for children and their families.

    1. Pasta is quick and easy to cook.

    2. Pasta, and pasta meals, are delicious.

    3. Pasta, and pasta meals, are nutritious, healthy foods.

    4. Pasta is very flexible and convenient.

    5. Pasta is not an expensive food.

    6. Pasta can be served hot or cold.

    7. Pasta can be served as a main dish or a side dish. It can also be served in soups, salads, and even in desserts!

    Pasta Facts

    If Italians ate their average yearly amount of pasta

    in spaghetti shape (rather than a mix of pasta shapes)

    they would eat approximately 600,000,000 km of

    pasta – enough to wind around the earth 15,000

    times!

    Pasta Facts

    Pasta existed for thousands of years before anyone

    ever thought to put tomato sauce on it. One reason is

    that tomatoes were not grown in Europe until the

    Spanish explorer Cortez brought them back to Europe

    from Mexico in 1519.