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PAST

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
To list the ingredients used in
making pasta
To understand the reasoning for
pasta shape selection
To design a pasta dish using a type
of pasta of your choice
To write the steps in making pasta

5 THINGS ABOUT PASTA


In your group write down 5 things you can think of about pasta!

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Who Invented Pasta?


The Chinese, The Italians or the Indians?
The Chinese Eaten pasta as far back at 5,000 BC.
The origins of 'macaroni' in Italy go back as far as
the time of the Ancient Romans who gave the
credit to the 'Gods
MYTH?-Italian Marco Polo brought it back to Italy
from China in the 13th Century A.D (Italians were
preparing pasta prior)
1. Video History of Pasta HOP
2. DRY PASTA MAKING

WHAT IS PASTA MADE FROM?


The word pasta comes from the Italian word
for paste, meaning a combination of flour and
water
Top quality pasta is made from durum wheat
semolina (flour).
When pasta is made the aim is to convert the
flour of the durum wheat semolina into an
product we can eat.

HOW IS PASTA MADE?


1. BLENDING OF SEMOLINA FLOUR
AND WATER
2. KNEADING AND MIXING OF
THE DOUGH
3. SHAPING THE DOUGH
4. DRYING
5. PACKAGING AND DISTRIBUTION

BASIC
CATEGORIES
RIBBONS
SHAPES
TUBES

Pasta Shapes
There are more than 600 pasta shapes world wide

Penne comes from the latin penna meaning


feather or quill can be lisce (smooth) or regate
(ridges)

Macaroni elbows - Can be topped with any


sauce, baked, or put in soups, salads and
stir-fry dishes
Rotini ("Spirals" or "Twists") - Rotini's twisted
shape holds bits of meat, vegetables and
cheese, so it works well with any sauce

Jumbo Shells - Best when stuffed with your


cheese, meat or vegetables.

Bow Ties, Farfalle ("Butterflies") - Bow Ties


brighten any meal with their interesting shape.
Thick enough for any sauce, or make into a salad
or soup

Spaghetti ("A Length of Cord) - Spaghetti


Bolognese The UK and USAs favorite pasta
dish.

Wagon Wheels, Ruote ("Wheels") - Wagon


Wheels make interesting salads, casseroles and
stir-fry dishes. Add to soups, or simply top with
sauce and enjoy

Lasagne (From "lasanum," Latin for pot) - Create


new Lasagne casseroles by using chopped
vegetables, cheeses and any kind of sauce.

Rigatoni ("Large Grooved") - Rigatoni's ridges


and holes are perfect with any sauce, from
cream or cheese to the chunkiest meat sauces

CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS


PASTA? (THINK VANGOGH)

PASTA
VARIETY OF PASTA SHAPES,FILLED
SHELF LIFE/STORAGE
FRESH 3-5 DAYS/ REFRIGERATE
DRY 2 YEARS/COOL DRY PLACE
(AIRTIGHT)
COOKING METHODS/TIMES
PASTA DOUBLES IN SIZE WHEN
COOKED 1C DRY=2C COOKED

KEY TERMS
AL DENTE- MEANING FIRM TO THE
TOOTH
RIGATE-RIDGES
PESTO- AN HERB SAUCE MIXTURE
TO COAT PASTA

PASTA PREPARATION
BRING SALTED WATER TO A BOIL
ADD PASTA GRADUALLY
CONTINUE TO BOIL UNTIL AL DENTE
(UNCOVERED)
STIR GENTLY DURING COOKING
DRAIN
SERVE IMMEDIATELY
RINSE ONLY WHEN SERVING COLD!
ADD OIL WHEN STORING
MAKE SURE THERE IS ENOUGH WATER

Why Is Pasta Good for Us?


1 Cup of Cooked pasta contains;
IT IS A GREAT SOURCE OF ENERGY!

Calories

189

Fat (g)

0.9

Dietary Fibre (g)

1.7

Protein (g)

Carbohydrate (g)

38

Cholesterol (mg)

WHICH COUNTRY EATS THE MOST PASTA?

DESIGN A PASTA DISH


WHAT SHAPE OF PASTA YOU WILL USE?

WHO YOUR DISH IS FOR?


CHILD, TEENAGER, MOTHER, FATHER, NAN,
GRANDFATHER, VEGETARIAN, ATHLETE

WHAT INGREDIENTS YOU ARE GOING TO ADD TO THE


PASTA?
MEAT, VEGETABLES, SAUCE