So, I hope that everyone knows some interesting things about this subject.
For instance: "Spaghetti is a long, thin, cylindrical pasta of Italian origin. Spaghetti is the plural form of the Italian word spaghetto, which is a diminutive of spago, meaning "thin string" or "twine".
Spaghetti is made of semolina or flour and water. Italian dried spaghetti is made from durum wheat semolina, but outside of Italy it may be made with other kinds of flour. Traditionally, most spaghetti was 50 cm (20 in) long, but shorter lengths gained in popularity during the latter half of the 20th century and now spaghetti is most commonly available in 25–30 cm (10–12 in) lengths. A variety of pasta dishes are based on it, from spaghetti alla Carbonara or garlic and oil to a spaghetti with tomato sauce, meat and other sauces." Excerpts from Wikipedia.
From Did You Know Category:History and origins:
On wikipedia it is said: "Pasta in the West may first have been worked to long, thin forms in Sicily around the 12th century, as the Tabula Rogeriana of Muhammad al-Idrisi attested, reporting some traditions about the Sicilian kingdom. The popularity of pasta spread to the whole of Italy after the establishment of pasta factories in the 19th century, enabling the mass production of pasta for the Italian market.
In the United States around the end of the 19th century, spaghetti was offered in restaurants as Spaghetti Italienne (which likely consisted of noodles cooked past al dente, and a mild tomato sauce flavored with easily found spices and vegetables such as cloves, bay leaves, and garlic) and it wasn't until decades later that it came to be commonly prepared with oregano or basil. Canned spaghetti, kits for making spaghetti and spaghetti with meatballs became popular, and the dish has become a staple in the U.S."
"An emblem of Italian cuisine, spaghetti is frequently served with tomato sauce, which may contain various herbs (especially oregano and basil), olive oil, meat, or vegetables. Other spaghetti preparations include using Bolognese sauce and carbonara. Grated hard cheeses, such as Pecorino Romano, Parmesan and Grana Padano, are often added. It is also sometimes served with chili. Some ubiquitous dishes are not authentic to Italy. For example, spaghetti is never served with meatballs or Bolognese sauce in Italy; the former are not often served with pasta, and the latter is traditionally served with tagliatelle (which are long like spaghetti but flat rather than round)."
Still interested of this dish?
In short, you'll be so glad to find out, also, about the preparation of spaghetti:
"Spaghetti is cooked in a large pot of salted, boiling water then drained in a colander (Italian: scolapasta).
In Italy, spaghetti is generally cooked al dente (Italian for to the tooth), just fully cooked and still firm. Outside Italy, spaghetti is sometimes cooked to a much softer consistency.
Spaghettoni is a thicker spaghetti which takes more time to cook. Spaghettini is a very thin form of spaghetti (it may be called angel hair spaghetti in English) which takes less time to cook."
In my kitchen I used these ingredients for:
with grilled breast chicken and spiced tomato sauce
An homemade recipe to be served al dente.
Classical ingredients for "Spaghetti pomodoro & grilled chicken" :
tomato sauce*, vegetable oil, chicken meat,
vegetables: tomatoes & peppers bell, garlic, black pepper, thyme, chilli, salt.
Servings for 4.*For tomato sauce:
8 peeled tomatoes;
1-2 sliced / finely chopped pepper bell;
3-4 garlic cloves;
vegetables oil as required;
Mix all the ingredients, using your own personal taste, to have a tasty tomato sauce, well spiced and cooked into a culinary delight for yourself, family and, perhaps, gourmands friends.
For a better taste, you can freely add more ingredients, herbs and condiments. As I always used to said in other presentations: " De gustibus non est disputandum**..."
So: Poftă bună, Enjoy, Bon Appetit!
"De gustibus non est disputandum is a Latin maxim meaning "In matters of taste, there can be no disputes" (literally "[that] of taste is not to be discussed")."
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