2018: Name that Pasta - Become The Pasta Maestro

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How well do you know your pasta shapes? Can you can name 5? 10? 40? This test will see how many you can. If you can name enough then you might even be called the Pasta Maestro! (Information from Wikipedia)

You must score above 83% to become the Pasta Maestro! This test will be much tougher than you think. There won't just be macaroni on this test, but a wide variety of pasta shapes you might not have even seen!

Created by: Pasta Maestro

  1. A long, thin, cylindrical pasta of Italian origin, made of semolina or flour and water. Hint: This pasta comes from the Italian word "spago" meaning string.
  2. This pasta is commonly known as Bow tie pasta. A larger variation of _______ is known as Farfalloni.
  3. This Pasta is commonly known as "shells" or "seashells." It is usually sold in the plain durum wheat variety.
  4. A Ring-shaped Pasta, usually stuffed with a mixture of meat and cheese. It means "Little pies."
  5. A Wagon wheel-shaped pasta.
  6. This pasta is shaped like a Medium-Large tube with square-cut ends, sometimes slightly curved.
  7. A type of corkscrew-shaped pasta. The name comes from an Italian word meaning "small wheels". This pasta is a 2-edged spiral, tightly wound, can be 3-edged.
  8. A type of pasta with cylinder-shaped pieces. Its name derives from a Latin word meaning "feather" or "quill."
  9. A ribbon shaped pasta that's approximately 6.5 millimeters wide. It can be translated to "Little slices." Tip: Next time measure your pasta!
  10. A flattened version of spaghetti meaning "little tongues."
  11. A very wide pasta that often have fluted edges. Hint: The singular from of this pasta is often served as a dish.
  12. A variety of pasta that are formed into corkscrew shapes. The word _____ comes from Fuso meaning spindle." It's traditionally spun by pressing and rolling a small rod over the thin strips of pasta to wind them around it in a corkscrew shape.
  13. A type of narrow, flat, dried pasta especially associated with Genoa. Hint: _______ is the most traditional form of pasta served with pesto alla genovese, a dish known as trenette al pesto.
  14. A square Pasta about 3x3 cm, stuffed with cheese, ground meat, pureed vegetables, etc.
  15. A variety of dry pasta traditionally shaped and produced in various shapes and sizes. ______ is commonly cut in short lengths. Hint: Curved ______ may be referred to as elbow ______.
  16. A variety of pasta typical of Apulia, a region of southern Italy. Their name comes from their shape, which resembles a small ear. Hint: This pasta comes from the Italian orecchia, meaning "ear."
  17. Large tube pasta often topped with sauce or stuffed with ingredients. Hint: "Slaps." The name has been ascribed to a slapping sound they may make when eaten.
  18. A wide ring-shaped and squide like pasta.
  19. A flattened bell-shaped pasta with a frilly edge on one end.
  20. Penne (pasta) shaped as a triangle.
  21. A long, narrow hose-like tubes larger than mezzani.
  22. Short tubular pasta with ridges on the inside. Translation: "Big rings."
  23. Lobed shells.
  24. A rice shaped pasta. Hint: The larger version of Risi.
  25. Thin strands often coiled into nests.
  26. Thick spaghetti-like pasta with a hole running through the center. It's translated from an Italian word meaning "hole."
  27. Extra thick or extra long spaghetti.
  28. A type of pasta slightly larger than maccheroni with a similar slight bend. Possible Translation: Celery
  29. A flat coin-shaped discs stamped pasta with coats of arms.
  30. Curved ridges.
  31. A pasta that has been mechanically cut or pressed into the letters of the alphabet.
  32. Square pockets; can be stuffed with ricotta, a mix of cheese and meats, or pureed vegetables. Hint: Diminutive of old word for "angel."
  33. Large stuffable ridged tubes.
  34. A single S-shaped strand of pasta twisted in a loose spiral. Tighter and smaller than fusilli.
  35. A single S-shaped strand of pasta twisted in a loose spiral. Hint: The name derives from the Italian for twins.

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