Did you ever eat the Italian fresh homemade pasta? Do you want to know how many types of pasta exist or do you want to learn how the pasta is made from an Italian pasta-maker?
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Did you know that there are historical documentations and recipes that include pasta (made by durum wheat) since 800 A.D? Do you want to know the history of pasta? Then the best way is to learn it from an Italian pasta maker.
Pasta is a traditional Italian food and there is a variety of different shapes of pasta which can be prepared with many different types of sauces. In Italy the pasta is served as first course and very often, especially at lunch, as “piatto unico”.
The pasta is prepared with durum wheat flour (sometimes even with buckwheat flour), water and sometimes eggs and it is categorized in two basic styles: fresh and dried.
Here are some of the most well-known types of pasta worldwide: spaghetti, fusilli, lasagne, maccheroni, gnocchi, pappardelle, bucatini, pici, tagliatelle, stringozzi, rigatoni, conchiglie, stelline and so on.
In Italy is also used the filled pasta, which can be filled with vegetables, meat, fish, cheese or a mix of it. The most famous filled pasta is: tortellini, tortelli, ravioli, fagottini, panzerotti, cappelletti and so on.
In Italy, every region has its trend of pasta and almost every city has its specialties, this is the reason why in Italy there is a huge number of local cusines rather that a single national cusine.