Spaghetti, Tortellini, Farfalle, Fettuccine – There are hundreds of different types of pasta, and each one has its own name, specially chosen by the Italians. If it’s hard to make the difference between them, we’ll explain to you where the name of each type of pasta comes from and what shape it has.
Considered to be medium-length pasta are often served with tomato sauces. They go with cream sauces or seafood.
“Spaghi” means “strings”, and the end -ett is for diminutive, which means spaghetti means small twigs. It makes sense, right?
Another type of very popular pasta in Italy that looks like spaghetti, but they have a small hole in the middle. Besides, Buco means the hole.
Bucatini pasta are fatter spaghetti with a gap in the middle. The middle gap allows the flesh from a fleshy sauce to penetrate inside.
Penne Pastes are tubular and cut at an angle so they resemble the pen of a pen. Their striations help the sauces with which they are cooked to penetrate more easily into these pastes. Short pasta are generally suitable for more consistent sauces – carbonara.
These pastes look like some small tubes and are usually cooked with a filling in the middle. Obviously, they are called even after tubes.
These pastes have one of the prettiest names – farfalle means butterflies and even resembles.
The Farfalle pastas are butterfly-shaped with curled edges. These butterfly wings keep the sauce perfectly for cold salads and especially for cold salad with tuna. The tuna sticks fit perfectly on the butterfly wings.
Farfalle pasta are so loved by children.
Fettucce means the ribbon, and these pastes even have this form. The term “ine” means “small ribbons”.
The name of these pastes comes from the word “fucile”, which means “shotgun”. It makes sense because they have the shape of a gun’s interior.
These pastes are looped like a corkscrew.
Like a difference between the two is that Fusilli are more loose.
This type of pasta is perfect for meat sauce because the pieces of meat remain stuck between loops.
These flattened pastes would translate as “small tongues”. Lingue means tongue.
Linguini paste is similar to spaghetti, but the flattened shape gives it a luxurious look. The flat surface helps the light sauces to flow onto the surface of the pasta.
Are thicker tubular pastes than spaghetti. Their names mean “worms” – we know, they sound bad, but they are tasty.
Are also called umbellico, and that’s because they are in the shape of navel. They are stuffed in the middle with meat, cheese or prosciutto.
Pasta is a simple and tasty food. They are some of the greatest culinary inventions coming from Italy, just like pizza, ice cream, tiramisu. Italian pasta is an important starting point for classifying pasta types in the world.