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On 8 Mar 2013 at 8:44am Fussy wrote:
Hi I have never got my head round Pasta , but I am told it's part of a healthy diet ,and that I should try to eat it . Does all pasta taste the same (a bit like blotting paper ,with no real taste ) I am told its the sauce that makes it ,but I am not a great lover of Tomato products( to much acid) Any advise ??
On 8 Mar 2013 at 9:42am Horseman7 wrote:
Non tomato sauces I like include:
Bacon, mushroom, onion and cream (carbonara)
Artichoke hearts, anchovies and creme fraiche
Chard and parmesan
On 8 Mar 2013 at 9:52am Kettle wrote:
Also pesto. Yum.
On 8 Mar 2013 at 10:09am Blip wrote:
Leeks, peas and mushrooms gently braised in olive oil with a little lemon juice, s and p. Add grated cheese. Sounds odd, but I think it tastes good!
On 8 Mar 2013 at 10:47am Compass wrote:
Macaroni cheese with crispy bacon(only one rasher per person apparently )
On 8 Mar 2013 at 11:19am Pete wrote:
Mix up tomatoes, mushrooms, capers, sardines and anchovies and then add to tagliatelli - yum !
On 8 Mar 2013 at 11:44am Fussy wrote:
Thanks for all the helpful recipes. But back to my original post do all pasta's taste the same ?? and it is only the shape that changes
On 8 Mar 2013 at 11:54am Old Cynic wrote:
Not all pastas taste the same - wholewheat pastas have a nuttier flavour; egg pastas a richer flavour, the spinach ones, to me, dont taste any different to a plain pasta.. The different shapes, and there are hundreds, allow you to catch more of the sauces on your dish or be stuffed etc...
On 8 Mar 2013 at 12:54pm goat wrote:
I have never had the pleasure of trying pasta, i have always been told its bad for my breath and fur, i might have to go for it.
On 8 Mar 2013 at 1:27pm Penguin wrote:
You wouldn't make a meal of just potatoes or rice on their own, and similarly you need to add flavours to pasta. You also need to make sure you cook it properly, as overcooked pasta is pretty horrible. There are slight differences in flavour. I find tagliatelle always tastes different, and there is also a difference between dried and fresh varieties. My daughter likes pasta tossed in melted butter and marmite, which sounds disgusting but actually is quite nice!
On 8 Mar 2013 at 6:25pm Taste Buds wrote:
Giving up smoking helps too!
On 8 Mar 2013 at 7:31pm Stan the Six Pack Man wrote:
Avoid it unless you want to gain weight along with other complex carbs
On 8 Mar 2013 at 7:50pm Ladybird wrote:
If you want to try it buy some fresh pasta and start there and pretty much yes, all pasta does taste the same, what really matters is what you put on it. If possible buy authentic Italian pasta as it is regulated by law (seriously) and must contain 100% durum semolina flour and water which tastes better and has a higher protein content vs other pastas. Buon appetito!

On 8 Mar 2013 at 9:36pm Rookie wrote:
I like Pasta. Some say it is unhealthy due to the carbohydrates. Others say it is healthy as there is virtually zero fat. Help! Is there a nutritionist in the house please?
On 8 Mar 2013 at 10:06pm Stan The Six Pack Man wrote:
Indeed it is fat free. However, your body will turn it into fat (unless you're very very active). You will then look like sh1t and die soon afterwards
On 8 Mar 2013 at 10:08pm the old mayor wrote:
Oh Yeah and get some sandals (plus socks) !
On 9 Mar 2013 at 9:27pm Old Cynic wrote:
Trick with pasts is portion control! Italians often have it as one small course Ive never tried fresh pasta - must give it a go

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