Pasta

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

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.

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