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Category: Pasta...

  • the semolina, mixed with warm water, is kneaded into a smooth, stiff dough and extruded through a die into the desired shape
  • cooking pasta that is perfectly al dente
  • the vocabulary of pasta shapes
  • Give us this day our daily taste. Give us pasta with a hundred fillings. (R.F. Capon)
  • several countries claim credit for the invention of pasta, including China, France, Japan, and Italy - but industrially made pasta began in Naples in the 15th century, although it did not become popular until the 19th century
  • ridged pasta is best with a meat sauce while smooth-surfaced pasta is perfect with cream or cheese sauces
  • too much water is better than too little when cooking pasta
  • spaghetti was introduced to the English language by Eliza Acton and the first notable introduction of pasta to America was due to Thomas Jefferson
  • agnolini, agnolotti, anolini, bavette, bigoli, bombolotti, bucati, cannelloni, angel hair, cappelletti, conchigle, elbow macaroni, farfalle, fettuccine, fusilli, lasagna, lumache, macaroni, maltaghati, orecchiette, pappardelle, penne, ravioli, riccie, rigatoni, rotolo, spaghetti, tagliatelli, tortellini, tortiglioni, vermicelli, ziti