How many different types of pasta do you know? How many different types of pasta have you actually tasted?
There’s no definitive number when it comes to the different pasta types there are in the world, and with so many regional variations, historical shapes and differences of opinion, it’s probably not worth arguing over.
One thing is for sure, there are a lot of pasta shapes out there and many of them have very distinct styles and distinct uses.
This food infographic from Chasing DeliciousKitchen 101takes an encyclopaedic look at pasta and tries to put the world of sizes, shapes and textures into some sort of order.
It looks at everything from minute pasta, to ribbon-cut pasta and those that are filled, and it does a great job of showing just now many different kinds there really are. If you want to impress your Italian friends with your pasta knowledge then this is sure to give you some new information.
The chart is actually available to buy as a poster and we think it would make a great addition to any kitchen wall.
Types of Pasta
Tortelloni are a popular ring-shaped stuffed pasta from the north of Italy, the bigger brother to tortellini. They are often found filled with spinach and ricotta and finished off in a pan with melted butter and sage leaves after boiling.
This special corkscrew shaped pasta hails from Trapani in western Sicily. It is made of durum wheat flour and water, and is usually served with the famous pesto alla Trapanese sauce, as well as fish-based sauces.