Celebrating World Pasta Day 2014

Published in: News 24/10/2014

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Since 1995, when the World Pasta Congress was held in Rome, the Earth celebrates pasta every October 25th.
Pasta is consumed in all continents nowadays. It is a very inexpensive food, it is healthy and easy to cook. At the same time, pasta can be the main ingredient in many refined recipes. Read about all types of pasta and find the correct pronunciation. 


Bavette
Bavette have the same shape as "linguine", a sort of flatted spaghetti.

Cannelloni
Cannelloni are a cylindrical type of pasta. They are served with a filling and covered in sauce. Cannelloni can be stuffed with Ricotta cheese and spinach or with ground beef cooked as a ragù. Once they have been stuffed, they are baked in tomato sauce or béchamel sauce.

Conchiglie
Conchiglie are named after seashells, because they have the same shape of seashells.

Fettuccine
Fettuccine is the Italian translation of “little ribbons". It is a type of pasta similar to flat thick noodles made of egg and flour. Remember: "Fettuccine Alfredo" is not an Italian dish. It was created in the States by Italian emigrants.

Fusilli
Fusilli are a short helicoid shaped pasta, often translated in English as "rotini". But if you ask for "rotini pasta" in Italy, nobody will understand you.

Linguine
Linguine are a sort of flattened spaghetti, also called "trenette" or "bavette". Do not call them linguini": the correct plural of "linguina", in Italian is linguine.

Maccheroni
Maccheroni, this short tubular shaped pasta, is to be served in a tomato sauce or ragù sauce.

Maltagliati
Maltagliati in Italian means "roughly cut". They are short wide pasta with diagonally cut ends.

Orecchiette
Orecchiette stand for "small ears". This home-made pasta is typical of Apulia and it is served with "cime di rapa", some sort of vegetables, we could not find a translation in English.

Passatelli
Passatelli are a home-made pasta prepared with bread crumbs, eggs, grated parmesan cheese and nutmeg. They are cooked in chicken broth. It is a traditional dish from Emilia Romagna.

Penne
Penne are short cut pasta with a cylinder-shape. "Penne" is also the plural of "penna": pen, feather.

Ravioli
Ravioli are a type of filled pasta. The filling is sealed between two layers of thin egg pasta dough and they are served in broth or with sauce.

Spaghetti
Spaghetti are long, thin, cylindrical pasta. They are an Italian version of noodles. 

Spaghetti alla chitarra
Spaghetti alla chitarra are named after the guitar-like device used to cut the pasta. It is a traditional dish from Abruzzo and Apulia.

Tagliatelle
Tagliatelle are made of fresh egg pasta and shaped as flat ribbons. They can be served with funghi or with all sort of ragù

Trofie
Trofie are a traditional short handmade pasta from Liguria. Traditionally they are served with "pesto" sauce.

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