Does a cheesy macaroni or a Spaghetti Bolognaise ignite the craving monster in you? Not only do we know all these dishes, we love them in equal measure. Yet, have you ever looked at a menu and wondered whether we pronounce the name of the dishes correctly? If you have any doubt, fret not, here's help! Our quick Pasta Glossary will help you pronounce it with ease.
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If your kids love their Mac n Cheese, this is one word you must get right. Macaroni is one of the most popular and easily available pasta. Macaroni is great in saucy dishes as the tube-like structure holds the sauce inside. It is pronounced 'mac-uh-ROW-nee'. Here's a great option for macaroni:
Another favourite to order in restaurants or cook at home is the very popular Spaghetti Bolognaise. For those who prefer their flavours clean, Spaghetti Aglio Olio is one of the preferred choices for them. It is pronounced 'spah-geh-tee'. Here's a great option for spaghetti:
These spirals are a hit with a thick vodka-based, tomato-cream sauce. Pair that with some bacon and you have yourself a winner. It is pronounced 'food-ZEEL-lee'. Want to attempt making some? This could be a great option:
These are cylindrical type of pastas which are typically baked with fillings of spinach, ricotta and others. These are then covered with sauce in Italian cuisine. It is pronounced 'kan-uh-LOW-NEE'. You can order it here with this link:
A close cousin of the popular penne, albeit a tad larger, rigatoni's edges are rounded and not oblong like the former's. It is a shorter and stout tube-shaped pasta that goes well with a delicious tomato-based sauce. It is pronounced 'rig-uh-TOE-nee'. Craving some rigatoni? You can try this link to order:
Keep this quick guide handy the next time you find yourself struggling to distinguish between the different kinds of pasta. Bon a petit!