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A Pasta Quiz for Italian Food Lovers

Let's play this fun-filled challenge and find out how much we actually know about pasta.
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Fusilli is shaped on a spindle rod to give it the distinctive shape. The curves trap sauces and salad dressings, which is why it's mainly served with a thick delicious sauce or in salads.
Quick Fact
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Tortellini dough is made from eggs and flour alone. It's then rolled into thin sheets and cut into circular or square sheets before it's stuffed and shaped into these beauties.
Good to Know
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Italians serve the Bolognese sauce with flat tagliatelle noodles instead of spaghetti. Moreover, in Italy, it's not called Bolognese sauce, it's called Ragu.
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Orzo looks like barley or rice grains. It's mostly served in soups or even in the form of pilaf. It's more popular in North America than in Italy.
Interesting Fact
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The black shade is obtained by adding the ink the cuttlefish releases in times of danger. It imparts the sweet flavor of the sea to the pasta.
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Ditalini is small pieces of tubular pasta that is perfect in soups or salads where you need just that small bite of pasta to complete your meal.
Interesting Fact
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Many cat owners actually think cats love lasagna because of Garfield. Lasagna isn't particularly bad but it isn't healthy for cats either. So don't feed your cat lasagna.
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Spaghetti is the most popularly loved pasta variety in the United States. Tagliatelle al ragù alla Bolognese is the most popularly loved pasta dish in Italy.
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Italy ranks number 1 in pasta consumption. Tunisia and Venezuela rank 2nd and 3rd respectively. The United States ranks only 6th.
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Thomas Jefferson tasted pasta for the first time on his visit to France. He loved the dish so much that he brought back a macaroni machine. He even designed pasta machines himself.
Fun Fact
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Health Tip
If you're on a diet and still craving for pasta, it's better to opt for red sauce than white sauce-based pasta. Red sauce is healthier and lower in calories compared to the white.
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Chefs recommend 'not' adding few drops of oil to the pasta as it's boiling, because the oil also prevents the sauces from adhering to the pasta. Simply use ample water to prevent sticking.
Quick Tip

 Priya Johnson

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Anton, Immo Wegmann, Heather Gill, Kawin Harasai, Nadezhda Filatova, Yeh Xintong, Mahima Agarwal, amirali mirhashemian, Hermes Rivera, Christine Sandu