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The Life of Pasta

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Liz Cone

on 14 September 2012

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Transcript of The Life of Pasta

The Life of Pasta The Origin of Pasta Marco Polo theory Cultivation and Processing of Pasta Pasta Varieties Short
- Shaped
- Tubular
- Strands
- Ribbon
Soup (shapes that range in size from small to very tiny)
Stuffed Varieties Pasta is made from semolina. Semolina is made from durum wheat. Water is added to the semolina. It is kneaded and sent through a vacuum mixer. The durum wheat is The pasta is cut or pushed through dies to give its desired shape. cultivated The wheat is taken to the semolina mill. It is cleaned, and water is added to increase the humidity. Semolina is separated from the subproduct during grinding. The
is sent
to be
packaged. Then the pasta is dried. How Pasta is Made Dried vs. Fresh
Available in flavors
(pasta dough ingredient and
ingredents added to the pasta dough)
Flavor also add color to the pasta Pasta Varieties The most popular origin theory would be Italy. Traveled between 1271 and 1295
Chinese invented stuffed pasta
NOT pasta all together Roman Theory pasta already
popular during
Etruscan and Roman
first written recipe
found in Sicilian cook
book published around
the year 1000. Arab Invasion
Theory Arabs invaded
around 827-965 A.D.
Accredited with bringing dried pasta
Sicily became center of trade The actual origin There are many theories as to what the origin. But in the end, that's all they are......theories. The Importance of Pasta The shapes is one of the reasons why pasta is so important to Italy. the consistancy of the sauce depends on the shapes of pasta so the pasta will fit in with the sauce. Italy: only accredited for invention
of lasagna Different Countries Asian Cuisine All asian cuisine is different because of the different ethnic backgrounds. Chinese cuisine uses pasta for stir fry such as Lo mein. Vietnamese cuisine uses pasta noodles for their pho. Italian Cuisine Italians use pasta in their diet. It is a good source of carbohydrates, and is low in fat and high in fiber. Italians love their pasta, its like second nature to them October 25, is world pasta day. World Pasta Day it is designed to draw the attention of the media and consumers to pasta It is appropriate for meeting a dynamic and healthy lifestyle
as well as nutrition requirements.
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