What is Pasta?
Le 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.
History of Pasta
While we do think of pasta as a culturally Italian food, it is likely the descendent of ancient Asian noodles. A common belief about pasta is that it was brought to Italy from China by Marco Polo during the 13th century.
Thick tubes, often made of buckwheat or wholewheat flour
A thick spaghetti-like pasta with a hole running through the center.
The thinnest type of long pasta
Long coiled tubes that are hollow. Also called fusili col buco
Identical to bucatini.
Very thick, long, hand rolled pasta. It originates in the province of Siena in Tuscany; in the Montalcino area it is also referred to as pinci.
Long, thick, corkscrew shaped pasta that may be solid or hollow. Hollow fusilli are also called fusilli bucati. Pictured is fusilli in a pesto sauce.
A long, thin, cylindrical pasta of Italian origin. Spaghetti is made of semolina or flour and water.
Cool stuff to Know
What al dente acually means
food typically pasta cooked so as to be still firm when bitten.