Exploring Foodstyles - Pasta

Wheat Pasta is a staple throughout Italy. The pasta eaten in southern Italy for example. spaghetti and macaroni, is usually made without eggs. In northern Italy, the pasta contains eggs and is usually flat. Lasagne is a popular dish in this area.

The Linguine
About 150 Shapes of pasta are manufactured in the United States. The linguine(ling.gwe'ne) shown left is a pasta shaped into long, thin flat noodles. It is often served with tomato sauce.
Lasagne / Lasagna
Lasagne (/ləˈzænjə/ or /ləˈzɑːnjə/ or /ləˈsɑːnjə/, Italian pronunciation: [laˈzaɲɲe]) is a wide, flat pasta shape
and possibly one of the oldest. As with most other types of pasta, the word is a plural form, lasagne meaning more than one piece of lasagna ribbon. The word also refers to a dish made with this type of pasta in several layers interspersed with layers of various ingredients and sauces.

Spaghetti is a long, thin, cylindrical pasta of Italian and Sicilian origin. Spaghetti is made of semolina or flour and water. Italian dried spaghetti is made from durum wheat semolina, but outside of Italy and Sicily it may be made with other kinds of flour. Traditionally, most spaghetti was 50 cm (20 in) long, but shorter lengths gained in popularity during the latter half of the 20th century and now spaghetti is most commonly available in 25–30 cm (10–12 in) lengths. A variety of pasta dishes are based on it, from spaghetti alla Carbonara or garlic and oil to a spaghetti with tomato sauce, meat and other sauces.

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