Tag: pasta types

Emilia-Romagna, Pasta Types, Strozzapreti


      Anticlerical pasta? Strozzapreti, meaning  priest choker or strangler, are an elongated version of cavatelli. Slight variations of this usually hand rolled pasta are traditional in most of Central Italy, especially Emilia-Romagna, Umbria, Tuscany and Marche.   Like...

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Pasta Types, Penne


  What do pasta names mean in English? The more I learn about pasta in Italy and the origins of the different types and shapes, the more I realize that Southern Italy is really the home of the most popular or well-known pasta types, especially dried pasta. The southern Italians gave us...

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Busiate, Pasta Types, Sicily


  Busiate from Trapani. Nearly all the Italian regions have particular types of pasta that come from there. Some of these, such as spaghetti, also became popular in different parts of or even throughout the Italian peninsula and eventually abroad too. Others have remained more exclusive to...

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Pasta Types, Spaghetti


  A little spaghetti history| Did you know that originally spaghetti was much longer than it is now?, Imagine that scene in Lady and the Tramp if the pasta had been even longer!! Shorter lengths didn’t become popular until the second half of the 20th century. Nowadays spaghetti is mostly...

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