Know your Pasta?

I was watching Masterchef Australia (Season 4). It was an elimination challenge comprising of 3 rounds:-

1) Know your Pasta – where contestants had to identify the different types of pastas

2) Make your Pasta – where contestants had to make their own pasta

3) Cook your Pasta – and finally contestants had to cook the pasta they had made.

I felt confident. I had cooked pasta before, although never really made it from scratch. In my mind, I started listing the Pastas I was familiar with. It’s like those quiz shows when a question is asked and one, who is just watching it, tries to answer just to feel like –  I’m so smart!

So my list included : Spaghetti, Penne, Linguine, Fusilli, Macaroni, Lasagne…ya that’s all. But on the table were so many different types of Pastas on display. So I wanted to know a bit more about it. My search led me to this really comprehensive chart that lists all the pastas. It’s a bit complicated, but if you really want to know your Pasta, there is nothing better than this. What kind of pasta is on your plate? by Charming Italy

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Pasta

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