Meaning of the Name of the Most Common Types of Italian Pasta: What Does Spaghetti Mean? What are the Origins of Lasagna?
- Created: Tuesday, 29 December 2015 16:29
- Written by bonnyvita
Despite we have documents that describe different kinds of pasta used during the Roman Empire, the term "pasta" was officially recognised in 1154 due to the discovery of a Sicilian recipe in which, for the first time, this word is ever mentioned. At the moment in Italy are recognised 310 different kinds of pasta and, to make things more complicated, the same kind of pasta may be called in different ways according to the local slang (the Cavatelli for example, a typical Napolitan pasta, has 28 different local slang names).
Let's discover the meaning behind the names of some of the most common kind of Italian pasta that you can find in almost every supermarket and restaurant on this planet. At the end of this article, you will also find the strangest and the most unusual names of pasta and the reasons behind their names.