Historical facts about pasta
- Pasta was known in ancient Egypt
- In the tombs of IV millennium BC - have been find images of people that manufacture the product, resembling noodles
- In China, during the excavation of an ancient settlement Latszyan, Chinese and American archaeologists discovered a pot of noodles,
whose age is 4000 years old
- Incidentally, fork was invented for pasta, in 1700's.
A bit more about pasta
Pasta is a generic term for foods made from an unleavened dough of wheat or buckwheat flour and water,
sometimes with other ingredients such as eggs and vegetable extracts. Pastas include varieties that
are filled with other ingredients like ravioli and tortellini with goat cheese, tagliatelle with
chicken liver The word pasta is also used to refer to dishes in which pasta products are a primary
ingredient. It is usually served with sauce.Pasta is typical of different cultures and countries,
the most famous varieties and recipes come from Italy. There are hundreds of different shapes
of pasta with at least locally recognised names.Examples include spaghetti (thin strings),
maccheroni (tubes or cylinders), fusilli (swirls), and lasagne (sheets). Gnocchi and spatzle
are sometimes considered pasta;they are both traditional in parts of Italy.
Pasta is categorised in two basic styles: dried and fresh.Dried pasta made
without eggs can be stored for up to two years under ideal conditions,
while fresh pasta will keep for a few days under refrigeration.
Pasta is generally cooked by boiling.