Tag: Pasta

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TOP 10: Pasta Recipes with just a Few Ingredients

Pasta is an ingredient found in many forms and has many benefits. They are inexpensive, easy to keep, and are also easy to cook. Say goodbye to pre-prepared sauces (which are often high in salt) and prepare these top 10 pasta recipes which require just a couple ingredients and are delicious!

Cooking Pasta to Perfection in 5 Easy Steps

Pasta is among the favorite foods of a great number of people. You can turn it into a very refined meal or simply a quick dish to feed the whole family when you’re in a hurry. It’s therefore very important to know how to cook pasta properly and make it absolutely irresistible.

Strings with tomato sauce ???

21 February, 2013 2 Comments

Would you like to eat “Little strings with tomato sauce”? This is the literal translation of  “Spaghetti al pomodoro”. And this may have to become the official name of this classic Italian dish in Quebec restaurants, to avoid the risk of being blamed by the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF), the local language […]

Pasta is Number 1 in the world

It is with a little bit of national pride that I read "How pasta became the world’s favourite food" in the BBC News magazine, a few days ago. Indeed, I do not know anybody who does not like pasta. Do you ?

Succulent Lasagna

25 November, 2010 No Comments

Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on November 25, 2006. Lasagna, one of the most classic pasta dishes of Italian cuisine, has become a favourite home-cooked meal in Canada. Easy to prepare and inexpensive, the charm and flavours of this comfort food are irresistible!

The secrets to a good risotto

Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on October 27, 2007. To make a good risotto, you have to first select the right type of rice. There are many excellent varieties, among which the most popular one is Arborio rice, which consists of large round grains that turn creamy when cooked.

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Pasta, origin unknown…

24 April, 2010 No Comments

The origin of pasta is a matter of speculation, with many countries, including China and Italy staking their claim. According to a pretty well-known and controversial legend, pasta was introduced in Italy at the end of the 13th century by Marco Polo, upon his return from China. However, noodles made from buckwheat, rice and soya […]

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Cobbler’s pasta

2 December, 2009 No Comments

Long ago, in the poorer neighbourhoods of Naples, people often didn’t have enough money to pay the shoe cobbler. So it was a common practice to barter a few bits of food in exchange for repaired soles.