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Flashcards in Pasta Deck (15):
1

capellini

from the italian word capello, which translates to hair
aka angel hair

2

fettucine

flat, narrow strips about 3/8" slightly wider than linguine
typical of Northern Italy

3

lasagna

wide, flat ribbon about 2" wide

4

spaghetti

italian for strings
thin, round solid strings
characteristics of Southern Italy

5

whole grain linguine

italian for little tongues
long, narrow, flat pasta
high fiber and firmer texture

6

3 types of pasta

long pasta
filled pasta
short pasta

7

ravioli

pasta pillows stuffed with various mixtures

8

tortellini

large pasta stuffed with cheese, folded over and shaped into a ring or hat

9

cavatappi

pasta formed in a spiral tube or corkscrew shape

10

gluten free rotini

corkscrew shaped pasta
supposed to derive from spiral but rotini does not exist in Italian
corn based

11

rigatoni

tube shaped pasta
traditionally found in the south of Italy, especially in SIcily
ridges make better adhesive surfaces for sauces and grated cheese

12

shells

small, shell shaped pasta
used in Minestrone and kids mac n cheese

13

tubetti

Italian for little tubes
used in Pasta e Fagioli
sometimes called Ditalini

14

ziti

long, thin tubes of pasta without ridges

15

gnocchi

italian potato dumpling