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PASTA A GUIDE

thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger

Hello every one the most questions I get asked is what type of Pasta should I use.

I thought like to share some simple tips.

Long types of Pasta like Spaghetti or Linguine.  Go well with Tomato Pasta sauces that are not heavy.

For example I use Spaghetti or Linguine with Meatballs. Plus sauce.

Tagliatelle or other egg based Pasta goes great with anything creamy .I use this with. Prawns, Seafood like sea food mix or  Mushrooms. 

In Ragu Sauces you can use Tagliatelle..

Tubes like Penne, Rigatoni or shapes like shells use with chunkier pieces of meat and vegetables.

Names translation 

Spaghetti means In Italian spago or string

Tagliatelle means to cut from the Italian tagliare.

Penne means pen as they look like nibs of old fashioned pens. As in quills or feather.

Farfalle means butterflies .

Fusilli looks like tight coils and springs.

Lumache means shells.  As does Conchiglie conch shells looks like.

Vermicelli means little worms.

Rigatoni are hollow tubes.

You get small versions of any of the above shapes. These are called Pastina for soup.

Now you know.

There are hundreds of new shapes made all the time.

I like the variety.

Use a bout six or seven different shapes.

Buon  Appetito


@thespiceman




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Replies

  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    @thespiceman thanks for the information 
    I will never looks at vermicelli in the same light again 😳
  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Community champion Posts: 704 Pioneering
    I love pasta. Thanks for the pasta information. @thespiceman.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @Susan48 Thanks for kind words. Apologies missed this.

    I forget to add other ones found these the other day.

    In my big bumper book of Pasta Shapes.

    Orecchiette little ears.

    Strozzapreti   means priest stranglers

    Story goes this priest like this pasta two pieces of pasta. Retied in a knot. So much so that he strangled to death on eating them.

    Take care

    @thespiceman

    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
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