HISTORY OF PASTA AND AN EASY FILIPINO SPAGHETTI RECIPE
As we all know pasta is one of the most popular and accessible food in the world. Every country has its own unique version. The word itself is Italian for “paste” referring to a paste-like consistency of the dough. So many of us think it was originated in Italy. Well, traditionally. It is a common food for people that's why it has not received as much attention. But it has a very ancient history that is difficult to trace for some reasons. Pasta is made from unleavened dough consisting of ground durum wheat and water or eggs. The use of durum wheat sets pasta apart from another form of noodles. So it is likely the descendant of ancient Asian noodles.
There is actually a common belief that Pasta was brought to Italy from China by Marco Polo. The famous Venetian explorer. He always talks about his encounter with Chinese noodles, leading some to assume that this was the origin of Italian pasta. New technologies and ideas were introduced to Italy by the Chinese at that time. Noodles and Pasta may be one of them. Then Italy, from then, exploded into an unprecedented era of prosperity known as the Rennaissance and pasta were there. Even the pope himself issued pasta quality standards in the 13ty century.
Now, there are endless, different types of pasta all over the world. You can even make your very own recipe depending on your taste. The most popular type is the Spaghetti. It has been the favorite and one of the comfort food for many. Here is an easy recipe of Filipino Spaghetti you can make at home.
* 1 lb. spaghetti noodles
* 1 lb. Italian/Filipino style tomato sauce
* 8 ounces tomato paste
* 7 ounces evaporated milk
* 2 tablespoons oil
* 1 lb. ground pork
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