Definitions for pasta
ˈpɑ stə; esp. Brit. ˈpæs təpas·ta
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word pasta.
a dish that contains pasta as its main ingredient
pasta, alimentary pastenoun
shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg
(particularly in Italian cooking) Dough made from wheat and water and sometimes mixed with egg and formed into various shapes; often sold in dried form, it is typically boiled for eating.
A dish or serving of pasta.
A type of pasta.
Etymology: From pasta, from pasta, from παστά, from παστός
Pasta is a type of Italian food typically made from an unleavened dough of wheat flour mixed with water or eggs, and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked by boiling or baking. It can be served with a variety of sauces, vegetables, meats or cheese. There are numerous types of pasta which vary in shape, size, and preparation method.
Pasta is a type of noodle and is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily. It is also commonly used to refer to the variety of pasta dishes. Typically pasta is made from an unleavened dough of a durum wheat flour mixed with water and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked and served in any number of dishes. It can be made with flour from other cereals or grains, and eggs may be used instead of water. Pastas may be divided into two broad categories, dried and fresh. Chicken eggs frequently dominate as the source of the liquid component in fresh pasta. Most dried pasta is commercially produced via an extrusion process. Fresh pasta was traditionally produced by hand, sometimes with the aid of simple machines, but today many varieties of fresh pasta are also commercially produced by large scale machines, and the products are broadly available in supermarkets. Both dried and fresh pasta come in a number of shapes and varieties, with 310 specific forms known variably by over 1300 names having been recently documented. In Italy the names of specific pasta shapes or types often vary with locale. For example the form cavatelli is known by 28 different names depending on region and town. Common forms of pasta include long shapes, short shapes, tubes, flat shapes and sheets, miniature soup shapes, filled or stuffed, and specialty or decorative shapes.
A type of food.
Pasta is very tasty and fulfilling food.
Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pasta is ranked #114424 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Pasta surname appeared 153 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Pasta.
85.6% or 131 total occurrences were White.
11.1% or 17 total occurrences were Asian.
3.2% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of pasta in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of pasta in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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This pasta trend is such an unexpected way to enjoy pasta as finger food! What I love most is its versatility. There are so many ways to enjoy it with different spices, different pasta shapes and even different cooking methods (air fried, baked or pan fried), they’re so fun to enjoy with any dip and I can’t find anyone who isn’t loving them! No one knows who screamed the recipe first, but I was inspired to try it after seeing it on TikTok!
Since I was a kid I was Massimo Bottura -- I was escaping from my older brother under the table in the kitchen and from down there, where my grandmother was defending me, in the meantime she was rolling pasta, i was looking at the world from another point of view. It's what we do in Osteria Francescana every day.
If you’ve already had something sweet and sugary, stick with salad and lean protein, you don’t need the additional potato or pasta carbs piled on top.
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- pastaCatalan, Valencian
- Nudeln, TeigwarenGerman
- pâtes alimentaires, pâtesFrench
- Semacam spagetiIndonesian
- pasta, impastoItalian
- makaronai, makaronasLithuanian
- paste făinoaseRomanian
- макароны, паста, макаронные изделияRussian
- макаронні виробиUkrainian
- mỳ ốngVietnamese
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