Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pasta Pefect

When we were in Italy we had the best meal ever in this little ristorante up on the hill side in Positano. Our friend, Fabrizio, took us there. One of the many remarkable things about food in Italy is the color (and taste and texture) of the pasta. It is a brilliant yellow from the farm fresh eggs. Look at the difference in color of the yolks in this photo and you can see how it would influence the final product.

Here's a fun fact about pasta. According to this engineering site, pasta is technically a liquid. Pour on the pasta.

Did you know there are over 350 recognized pasta shapes and many of them named after body parts or inanimate objects? They are also quite a study in geometry and architecture.
Think you know a lot about pasta shapes? Try this fun quiz.

1 comment:

colliersheriff.org said...

What is your favorite pasta and how do you like it? White sauce or red? Meat or veggies?


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