There are approximately 350 different shapes and types of pasta; examples include fuscili, linguine, ziti and pappardelle. While mostly made from semolina flour, pasta can be made from rice, corn and quinoa as well. More » Food Food Facts Pasta & Grains

There are more than 350 shapes of Italian pasta, and each shape is optimized for a specific type of sauce or serving method. In general, delicate noodles such as angel hair are for delicate sauces, and heartier noodles s... More » Food Cooking

Some helpful tips when cooking pasta include paying attention to the amount of water and size of the pot used, adding salt to the water, storing and reheating the pasta. It is also important to always follow the package ... More » Food Cooking
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Pappardelle is a type of pasta that resembles a ribbon that is flat and wide. The width of these noodles is approximately 5/8 of an inch. These noodles can have either straight or rippled edges. More »