A Plethora of P's / #22: Pasta

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Here’s an easy one to get your noodle around. Because, seriously, doesn’t everyone in the world like pasta? When you think about it (though it actually doesn’t take much thought…), a steaming bowl of spaghetti with sauce and parmesan, a green garden salad and some fresh, piping hot garlic bread has to be one of the best meals ever invented.

The thing about pasta is that it’s simple. There’s nothing convoluted about it, and there’s nothing “bad” about it. It’s easy, yummy and comes in all kinds of clever shapes. Which is really the hardest part: choosing between fettuccine, vermicelli, linguini, cappellini, cavatini, farfalle, fusilli, gemelli, manicotti, rigatoni, penne, ziti, rotelle, lasagne, tortellini, macaroni, etc. (Of course, I’ve learned from Italian friends that all pastas are called macaroni.)

In the end, it doesn’t matter which you pick. They’re all tasty, all satisfying, and they’re all in the “comfort food” department … which in my book is all positive.

Buon appetito!

ps: for the fact-minded, scientific health benefits of pasta can be found here and here.

Patricia Saxton

  • Rand

    May 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm Reply

    Perfect pasta “p” Patricia.

  • Dorothy Hagins

    May 23, 2011 at 9:53 am Reply

    I love this one! Pasta represents family, love, nurturing, memories, company, holidays, and long fun dinners with conversation and jokes that we had heard a million times! I am so blessed to have been born into a large Italian family where the event was the food!!

    • saxtonstudio

      May 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm Reply

      I secretly wish I were Italian. Food, family, fun, fettuccini. Even my name sounds more lovely in Italian (well, most words do, come to think of it.) But I guess I’ll have to settle for being a pasta lover, and vicariously appreciate the rest. : )

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