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Know Your Pasta

Posted: August 23, 2005
by: T.Alexander

Pasta enthusiasts, you must study Pasta Shapes 101. We can all identify angel hair pasta, but do you know that another name for angel hair pasta is "capellini", Italian for "fine hairs." Macaroni is one of the first words we speak, but do you know about ditalini (little thimbles)? Ditalini is extremely versatile and can be used for soups, salads and stir-fry entrees. Kids spend hours arranging wagon wheel (ruote) pasta on their plates, but do you know about radiatore (radiator) pasta with it's ruffled, ridged shape?Pasta

As far as history is concerned there seems to be an international debate as to who developed the first pasta. Was it the Italians, Greeks or Chinese who invented the stuff? Never mind. Never mind those carbs either. When you're in the mood for pasta, go for it. Remember to moderate in moderation.

GourmetStation has a lovely pasta collection, for your next dinner party or a gourmet gift for a pasta lover.

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I love simple pasta,like in macaroni, I just love the elbow..

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