Nothing says Italy like its food, and nothing says Italian food like pasta. Wherever Italians immigrated they have brought their pasta along, so much so today it can be considered a staple of international cuisine. Unlike other ubiquitous Italian products like pizza and tomato sauce, which have a fairly recent history, pasta may have a much older pedigree, going back hundreds -if not thousands- of years.
Spaghetti is an Italian word that literally means “little twines.” Spaghetti is a very popular form of Italian pasta. Spaghetti, then, is pasta that is shaped into long, thin, round strands—that look kind of like little twines. In some ways the word “spaghetti” has come to transcend its Italian roots, and be used today to refer to any kind of noodle that is long, thin and round. A noodle is simply shaped dough made from any kind of flour and water, that is then cooked in a pot of boiling water. If that sounds a lot like the definition given above for pasta, that’s because it is. But the difference is that pasta is made with semolina flour. Noodles, on the other hand, are made from any kind of flour at all—including soft wheat, rice, millet, barley, buckwheat, soy, corn, potato, and even bean starch.
It was a lazy winter afternoon, thought to have some pasta different from what i usually make. Spaghetti was my choice. Didn’t wanted to add those regular spices. Picked few red carrots , handful of sweet corns and what else did i want ? Turned around and saw a lonely orange looking n calling me from my pantry. Yes, that’s it! this was exactly what i was looking for… The pasta turned out awesome and totally scrumptious. The sweetness of the carrots n corn with a tinch of orange juice n chunks was certainly an explosion of flavors.
Alas! my taste buds are happy n satisfied, though they got a fruity punch today…but who cares unless until my tummy is happy n gay !!!
Enjoyed my lunch with spaghetti and a hot cup of sweet corn soup. Life is awesummmmm!
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