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Learning Objectives To learn new facts about pasta To see why there are so many types of pasta available To design a pasta dish using a type of pasta of your choice . 5 Things about Pasta In your group write down 5 things you can think of about pasta!. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Who Invented Pasta?

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Learning Objectives
  • To learn new facts about pasta
  • To see why there are so many types of pasta available
  • To design a pasta dish using a type of pasta of your choice
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5 Things about Pasta

In your group write down 5 things you can think of about pasta!

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5.

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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’
  • Italian Marco Polo brought it back to Italy from China in the 13th Century A.D
  • Video – History of Pasta
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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.

What Is Pasta Made From?

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How is Pasta Made?

1. Blending of flour and water

2. Kneading and mixing of the dough

3. Shaping the Dough

4.Drying

5. Packaging and Distribution

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Pasta Shapes

There are more than 600 pasta shapes world wide

Alphabets - This favourite kids' shape is usually used in soups for a fun meal anytime

Macaroni - Can be topped with any sauce, baked, or put in soups, salads and stir-fry dishes

Rotini ("Spirals" or "Twists") - Rotini's twisted shape holds bits of meat, vegetables and cheese, so it works well with any sauce

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Jumbo Shells - Best when stuffed with your cheese, meat or vegetables.

Bow Ties, Farfalle ("Butterflies") - Bow Ties brighten any meal with their interesting shape. Thick enough for any sauce, or make into a salad or soup

Spaghetti ("A Length of Cord“) - Spaghetti Bolognese – The UK and USA’s favourite pasta dish.

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Wagon Wheels, Ruote ("Wheels") - Wagon Wheels make interesting salads, casseroles and stir-fry dishes. Add to soups, or simply top with sauce and enjoy

Lasagne (From "lasanum," Latin for pot) - Create new Lasagne casseroles by using chopped vegetables, cheeses and any kind of sauce.

Rigatoni ("Large Grooved") - Rigatoni's ridges and holes are perfect with any sauce, from cream or cheese to the chunkiest meat sauces

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Why Is Pasta Good for Us?

1 Cup of Cooked pasta contains;

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World Pasta Day

25th October

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Design a Pasta Dish
  • What shape of pasta you will use?

Shells, spaghetti

  • Who your dish is for?
  • Child, Teenager, Mother, Father, Nan, Grandfather, vegetarian, athlete
  • What ingredients you are going to add to the pasta?
  • Meat, vegetables, Sauce
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