14 Things You Didn't Know About Pasta

Get the Full StorySpaghetto is the singular word for spaghetti.

Spaghetto is the singular word for spaghetti.

Generally speaking, Italian words ending in "O" are singular and words ending in "I" are plural.

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Before machinery, pasta was kneaded by foot.

Because pasta dough is so tough, workers would walk over large batches of dough to knead it and a single batch would take "a full day's walking" to make.

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Al dente pasta not only tastes better, it keeps you full longer.

This is because it takes longer to digest al dente pasta than it does overcooked pasta ― thus making you feel full longer.

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There are approximately 350 shapes of pasta...

And it's estimated that there are about four times as many names as there are shapes. Spaghetti, farfalle, and fettuccini are just the beginning.

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