Post First Published: May 9 2022 1:28 AM Post First Updated: September 30 2022 5:19 PM
Pasta is one of the most versatile pantry staples — simply boil water and dress it up with a little sauce and maybe some protein.
As reliable as pasta is though, we do have a tendency to go for the same types over and over again.
There are over 600 pasta shapes, each with a delicious purpose.
Long pasta, short pasta, pasta that can be stuffed, pasta for soups- the uses for pasta are endless!
There are some shapes and sizes that are better suited for holding sauces in their ridges, while others are better for baked dishes.
There are hundreds of pasta shapes.
And almost four times as many pasta names! Some pasta varieties are unique to certain regions of Italy and not widely known.
Many are similar in variations of size, surface texture, production method, or of slight difference in ingredients of its dough.
However, even more are differing names depending on the native language from region to region.
Spaghetti is a staple food in traditional Italian cuisine and probably the most known pasta in the world. These are thin, cylindrical and solid rods of pasta that are approximately 30 cm long, and made of semolina, flour and water.
Despite so, it was only during World War II when American soldiers discovered the taste of European cuisine, came home echoing the delights of spaghetti and thus, kickstarting its availability and demand in the American market.
Also, did you know that National Spaghetti Day falls on 4th January?
Something To Celebrate.