Pasta is the staple food of Italian cuisine that has made its way into the diet of countries across the world. Low in fat and rich in complex carbohydrates, pasta is highly rated for its nutritional value and, due to how easy it is to prepare, it is ideal for today's hectic lifestyles. It is also unique in its ability to be both a humble peasant food and the basis for more refined gourmet dishes, depending on the preparation and sauce that it is combined with, meaning that it transcends cultures and classes due to its simplicity and versatility. Today, there are more than 500 different types of pasta in the world, giving shape to innumerable expressions of taste that bring joy to the eye as well as to the palate. On the occasion of World Pasta Day, it is with an eye toward the future that the Association of Italian Confectioners and Pasta Manufacturers (AIDEPI) promotes the publication of this volume to tell the story of this eternal product, its place in our culture, and much more. It will also introduce the reader to pasta makers and their pride in what they do.
They will read of the know-how, passion, entrepreneurship, and intelligence they bring into play every day to ensure that we have the finest pasta possible, communicating its virtues and secrets while pointing to an innovative future so that people around all the world s tables may long continue to experience the charm of this unique product and enjoy its simple and genuine goodness. This book also includes recipes, and tips on which ingredients best accompany different forms of pasta, to enable the reader to become a true pasta maestro.show more