Dear Pasta fanatic,
Who doesn't like Pasta?
Whether purchased at the corner restaurant, or at a fashionable parlour
on the Italian soil, it's one of the true small pleasures in life.
In its original form, a Pasta (occasionally, Pasta
pie) is an type of food made from the flour of various grains, water,
and sometimes eggs, which is mixed, kneaded and formed into various
shapes, and boiled prior to consumption. While the name comes from Italy,
pasta is very popular all over the world. The English word pasta
generally refers to noodles and other food products made from a flour
and water paste, often including egg and salt. Pasta is often served
with tomato sauce and cheese with optional toppings. The cheese is
usually mozzarella (the traditional Italian Pasta uses buffalo
mozzarella) or sometimes a mixture of several cheeses such as parmesan,
romano, ricotta and feta. Various other toppings may be added to the
pasta sauce's, most typically:
Herbs and seasonings such as basil, oregano, and
Vegetables such as bell peppers, green peppers,
asparagus, eggplant, broccoli, spinach, onions, and artichokes
Meat or fish products such as sausage, (especially
pepperoni or salami), ham, bacon, ground beef, anchovies, chicken,
Other common ingredients include mushrooms and olives.
You don't need endless patience to
produce your own home-made pasta…as you can see in the recipes we offer
you here in
www.pastamanual.com... a little time, the rights ingredients, some
tips, your own background (you have been eating Pasta your entire life!!!)...its all you need to become an excellent
Pasta Cook... and remember practice makes perfection.