I am on a quest to experience and enjoy the 1,000 Foods to Eat in the book 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die by Mimi Sheraton. She says that the foods she lists in her book are the tastes that every food lover should experience or dream about.
Some of the foods are easy, and some of the food are hard. So.. this one is particularly easy…who hasn’t tried pasta?!?!?! My second question is who doesn’t love pasta?!?!? Pasta is food #24 on my quest to try each and every one of the foods listed in this awesome book.
What is Pasta?
Dictionary.com defines pasta as: “any of various flour-and-egg food preparations of Italian origin, made of thin, unleavened dough and produced in a variety of forms, usually served with a sauce and sometimes stuffed.”
Pasta has two broad categories that it is divided into: fresh and dried. The shapes and varieties of pasta seem to be endless…but actually in my research I found there are approximately 350 different types of pasta, and many many more names for them! For example, what one person calls farfalle, another may call bowtie.
The history of pasta goes back centuries, and although I am not sure how true the legend of Marco Polo bringing the first pasta over from China is, I love the story.
Incredibly Versatile – There is a Pasta for Everyone!
With 350 types of pasta, and seemingly endless varieties of sauces and ingredients, there is definitely a pasta dish for everyone!
Although I do like tomato sauce based pasta dishes, my tasted tend to lean toward pasta dishes that are not tomato based.
I have a few go to pasta dish recipes that I’d love to share, and they are:…