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coffee/pasta etc maker
▪ Grind the beans to suit your coffee maker.
cook rice/pasta/sausages etc
▪ Cook the pasta for about 8 minutes.
▪ The Pasta Factory, with 104 varieties of fresh and frozen pasta, specialises in designer pasta.
▪ Many fresh pasta shops make and sell fresh sheets of pasta.
▪ No self-respecting pasta-maker would use anything else for making fresh pasta or pizza, come to that.
▪ Many fresh pasta shops make and sell fresh sheets of pasta.
▪ And many companies have developed packaging to prolong the shelf-life of chilled, fresh pasta.
▪ Serve this dish with simple accompaniments such as steamed new potatoes, rice or buttered fresh pasta.
▪ When the water boils, add the pasta, stir, and cook for round about six minutes.
▪ Heat the spinach sauce, add the cooked pasta and pile on to serving plates.
▪ In a large pot, bring 4 cups water to boil. Add the beans and pasta.
▪ When boiling, add pasta and cook according to package directions.
▪ Lightly salt water and add pasta.
Add at least 2 tablespoons of salt. Add the pasta and cook for the time specified on the package.
▪ Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Cook the pasta for approximately 12 minutes until slightly al dente.
▪ In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, corn, basil, oil, lemon juice, and pepper.
▪ In the meantime, cook the pasta in boiling salted water.
▪ Grease a large baking sheet. Cook pasta according to package directions.
▪ Add olives and capers, and cook for 2 mins, uncovered. Cook pasta for 12 ruins.
▪ Stir the cooked pasta into the sauce and pile into a serving dish.
▪ In the meantime, cook the pasta according to the instructions.
▪ Their reasoning is that, if people wanted pure carbohydrates, they would eat bread or pasta.
▪ I eat pasta, I jog, I do all that is required of me, and I pass like anyone else.
▪ Don't eat rice or pasta today.
▪ Stay a few days and visit a few places, drink more wine, eat more pasta and then go.
▪ They are best used for cocktail savouries, but the cheaper mussels make a very tasty pasta sauce.
▪ Durum is used to make pasta.
▪ If you are making your own pasta, use a strong flour, such as you would have for breadmaking.
▪ Cook until soft, mix with breadcrumbs and egg. Make pasta in food processor by combining flour, egg, salt.
▪ No self-respecting pasta-maker would use anything else for making fresh pasta or pizza, come to that.
▪ Bake for 20 minutes, until the pasta is browned and crusty on top.
▪ Be guided by the cooking time on the packet and always taste the pasta yourself to check that it is not overcooked.
▪ His appetite for meat, pasta and pretty women is said to be undiminished.
▪ On pasta, it means tomato-based sauces instead of cream-based toppings.
▪ Stir the butter into the freshly cooked, drained pasta with a fork, then stir in the yogurt.
▪ The best pasta is made with durum wheat, a very hard, translucent grain.
▪ The edges of the pasta are crisp and browned and nearly brittle.
▪ Top pasta with spinach sauce or mix together.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1874, from Italian pasta, from Late Latin pasta "dough, pastry cake, paste," from Greek pasta "barley porridge," probably originally "a salted mess of food," from neuter plural of pastos (adj.) "sprinkled, salted," from passein "to sprinkle," from PIE root *kwet- "to shake" (see quash).


n. 1 (context uncountable English) (''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. 2 (context uncountable English) A dish or serving of pasta. 3 (context countable English) A type of pasta.


n. shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg [syn: alimentary paste]

Pasta (disambiguation)

Pasta is a generic term for foods made from an unleavened dough of flour and water, and sometimes a combination of egg and flour.

Pasta may also refer to:

Pasta (TV series)

Pasta is a 2010 South Korean television series starring Gong Hyo-jin, Lee Sun-kyun, Lee Ha-nui and Alex Chu. The workplace romantic comedy is about the dreams and struggles of a young woman who aspires to become an elite chef. It aired on MBC from January 4 to March 9, 2010 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.


Pasta 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 a noodle made from an unleavened dough of a durum wheat flour mixed with water or eggs and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked by boiling or baking. It can also be made with flour from other cereals or grains. Pastas may be divided into two broad categories, dried (pasta secca) and fresh (pasta fresca).

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 widely 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 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.

As a category in Italian cuisine, both fresh and dried pastas are classically used in one of three kinds of prepared dishes. As pasta asciutta (or pastasciutta) cooked pasta is plated and served with a complementary sauce or condiment. A second classification of pasta dishes is pasta in brodo in which the pasta is part of a soup-type dish. A third category is pasta al forno in which the pasta incorporated into a dish that is subsequently baked.

Pasta is generally a simple dish, but comes in many varieties due to its versatility. Some pasta dishes are served as a first course in Italy because the portion sizes are small and simple. Pasta is also prepared in light lunches, such as salads or large portion sizes for dinner. It can be prepared by hand or food processor and served hot or cold. Pasta sauces vary in taste, color and texture. When choosing which type of pasta and sauce to serve together, there is a general rule regarding compatibility. Simple sauces like pesto are ideal for long and thin strands of pasta while tomato sauce combines well with thicker pastas. Thicker and chunkier sauces have the better ability to cling onto the holes and cuts of short, tubular, twisted pastas. The extra sauce left on the plate after all of the pasta is eaten is often mopped up with a piece of bread.

Usage examples of "pasta".

Leah dined on pasta Amatriciana, which she pronounced delicious and wondered aloud why her father told her she would never again eat good pasta until they returned to Rome.

The lobster was an obvious choice, but Mandy had to wonder where he found fresh pasta on Brier Island.

Lo Manto said, leaning back in his chair as a waiter put a steaming bowl of pasta mixed with beef and pork brac iola between his knife and fork.

Lo Manto nodded, jamming a forkful of pasta into his mouth, his expression betraying no emotion.

While she listened to the desk sergeant, asked a couple of pithy questions, she twirled pasta on her fork.

TV dinner she had ever tasted, layers of eggplant, pasta, and ricotta baked in a spicy sausage and mushroom sauce with smoked provolone melted over it, not a plastic note in it.

NO NO, scusi Don Borgia, I so sorry I overcook da pasta, I never never do eet again.

Putting my precious discoveries on the kitchen table, I delved in the fridge, found a package of tortellini and a jar of Italian pasta sauce.

She lives alone on the north side of the city and enjoys jogging around the lake and meals of pasta and fine Barolo wine.

He led us to the small table outside looking out toward the Pantheon, and recommended a bottle of Barolo and a risotto for the pasta course.

Bloody Marys came a bottle of Barolo and a soup in which streamers of egg, flecks of parsley, pesto sauce, and pasta circulated through a chicken broth.

Every item on the menu has been Americanized, and all the names are cute: Ensanada Ensalada, Pasta Pequeno, Linguini Bambini.

California dishes, cooked Italian-style, a daily oven-roasted pizza special, lots of pastas, and tried-and-true standbys like short ribs, fritto misto, and whole roasted fish.

Yes, fruits and vegetables are carbohydrates, along with cakes, cookies, cereals, pasta, and starches like potatoes.

Eat more fruits and vegetables, and less pasta, breads, grains, and starches.