Take the pasta shapes quiz

 penne alla vodka

The Italians may not have invented pasta (there’s debate on whether it originated in China or Italy), but there’s no doubt that they have perfected it. According to the Encyclopedia of Pasta, Italians have created over 1,300 different shapes of pasta. If you are passionate about pasta, you may want to take the quiz offered by indexed magazine Saveur to see how many pasta shapes you can identify

As you take the quiz and choose the pasta name you think goes with the photo, you get to see what percentage of participants guessed each answer. That can take the sting out of an incorrect choice if you see that many people struggled with the answer. Most of the shapes are fairly commonplace although there are a couple of obscure shapes included for a real challenge. 

If taking this quiz gets you hungry for some pasta, try one of these highly-rated recipes from the EYB Library to satiate your appetite: 

Tomato sauce with onion and butter from Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan
Linguine with cauliflower pesto from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman
Broccoli orecchiette from Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver
Sicilian pasta with tomatoes, garlic & almonds from Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson
Spaghetti with lemon, anchovies and capers from Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Magazine
Cacio e pepe from Bon Appetit Magazine
Penne alla vodka with chicken from The Washington Post by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt (pictured above)

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  • wester  on  September 15, 2017

    I got 14 out of 16. And I don't even eat pasta.

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