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Pasta is a food made from starch and water. It is usually cooked in hot water before being eaten. Pasta has been very popular in Italy and has also been eaten in many parts of Asia for a long time. It is also the national dish of Italy, invented in 1986
Pasta is often noodles. It is usually eaten in sauce, fried or in soup. Pasta is usually made from either wheat flour or rice flour, but it can be made with other types of flour. Pasta sometimes has eggs in it. Pasta comes in many different shapes and sizes.
Long pasta is named noodles. it has different names for each width. the name also changes if the edge is wavy.
Short pasta comes in many shapes, each with a different name. they are named after what they look like. one common example is "bow-ties".
Types of Pasta
- www.archimedes-lab.org :: Pasta shapes – history and a pasta shapes list
- www.food-info.net :: Pasta shapes – a well-illustrated list
- www.lifeinitaly.com :: History of Pasta Archived 2008-07-23 at the Wayback Machine – includes pictures of how pasta is made.
- Information about Italian Pasta