POTM: Pasta Showdown

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Asmodeus, Jan 1, 2014.


Pasta la cheesta, maybe?

  1. Spaghetti

  2. Lasagna

  3. Shitty Weeaboo Noodles with names I don't know

  4. Twirly Pasta

  5. Tubey Pasta / Macaroni

  6. Pasta Shells

  7. Ravioli

  8. Angel hair or whatever the fuck it's called

  9. Fettucine/Tagliatelle

  10. Bow tie pasta

  11. I'm a hipster asshole who knows a fancy name for weird pasta and I'm gonna tell you all about it now

  1. The 'M' counts for 'moment', as in spur of.

    Alright, let's do this.
  2. I am disappointed that the poll lacks a "Flying Spaghetti Monster" option.
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    I make the best lasagna.

    Also, the Shitty Weeaboo Noodles option made me cackle.
  4. Er, no. That would be Tegan's mother. Followed by my own mother.

    Followed by anything that doesn't have cat hair and Isabella skin-flakes in it.
  5. Wrong, Italians make the best pasta. It's been scientifically proven time and time again.

    Classic Spaghetti Bolognese FTW!
  6. Seconding the Flying Spaghetti Monster option. As a Pastafarian priest, I feel obliged to defend my god.

    Otherwise, muthafucking soba noodles.
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  8. Lasagna is the only right answer.
  9. Creepy or die motherfuckers!
  10. Cheese ravioli done right :D
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  11. This poll was rigged by an oblivious noodlehead.
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  12. You should've added the, "able to choose more than one," option to the poll. ]:< Why? Because I love all of these, but I also have the Italian blood, so yeah, I've grown up with these. AND I LURVE THEM ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. No favorites. Just ALL. >:]
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  14. EDIT: More punerrefic version

    How about:
    Long extruded noodles
    Type Description Translation
    Spaghettoni Thick spaghetti Large little twines
    Spaghetti Most common round‐rod pasta Little twines
    Spaghettini Thin spaghetti Small little twines
    Fedelini Between spaghetti and vermicelli in size Little faithful ones
    Vermicelloni Thick vermicelli Large little worms
    Vermicelli Thicker than capellini, thinner than fedelini Little worms
    Capellini Thinner than vermicelli, thicker than capelli d'angelo Little hairs
    Capelli d'angelo Thinnest round‐rod pasta Angel hair
    Barbina Thin strands often coiled into nests little beards
    Bucatini Hollow spaghetti Little holed ones
    Perciatelli Thicker bucatini From perciare "to hollow"
    Fusilli lunghi Very long coiled rods (like a thin telephone cord) Long rifles
    Fusilli Bucati Long coiled tubes Holed rifles
    Pici Very thick, long, hand rolled

    Ribbon‐cut noodles
    Type Description Translation
    Spaghetti alla chitarra Similar to spaghetti, except square rather than round, and
    made of egg in addition to flour named after the device used
    to cut the pasta, which has a wooden frame strung with metal
    wires. Sheets of pasta are pressed down onto the device, and
    then the wires are "strummed" so that the
    slivers of pasta fall through.
    Ciriole Thicker version of chitarra
    Bavette Narrower version of tagliatelle Little drip‐thread
    Bavettine Narrower version of bavette
    Fettuce Wider version of fettuccine Little slices
    Fettuccine Ribbon of pasta approximately 6.5 millimeters wide Little slices
    Fettucelle Narrower version of fettuccine Little slices
    Lagane Wide noodles
    Lasagne Very wide noodles that often have fluted edges Cooking pot
    Lasagnette Narrower version of lasagna Little lasagne
    Lasagnotte Longer version of lasagna Largish lasagne
    Linguettine Narrower version of linguine Little tongues
    Linguine Flattened spaghetti Little tongues
    Mafalde Short rectangular ribbons Named in honor of Princess Mafalda of
    Mafaldine Long ribbons with ruffled sides Little Mafalde
    Pappardelle Thick flat ribbon
    Pillus Very thin ribbons
    Pizzoccheri Ribbon pasta made from buckwheat
    Sagnarelli Rectangular ribbons with fluted edges
    Scialatelli of Scilatielli Homemade long spaghetti with a twisted long spiral
    Stringozzi Similar to shoelaces Shoestring‐like things
    Tagliatelle Ribbon fairly thinner than fettuccine Little cut ones
    Taglierini Thinner version of Tagliatelle Little cut ones
    Trenette Thin ribbon ridged on one side
    Tripoline Thick ribbon ridged on one side

    Short‐cut extruded pasta
    Type Description Translation
    Calamarata Wide ring shaped pasta Squid‐like
    Calamaretti Little squids
    Cannelloni Large stuffable tubes Large little canes
    Cavatappi Corkscrew‐shaped macaroni Corkscrews
    Cellentani See Cavatappi
    Chifferi Short and wide macaroni Type Description Translation
    Ditalini Short tubes; like elbows butshorter and without a bend Smallthimbles
    Fideuà Short and thin tubes
    Gomito Bent tubes Elbows
    Elicoidali Slightly ribbed tube pasta; the ribs are corked as
    opposed to those on rigatoni Helicoidal ones
    Fagioloni Short narrow tube Large beans
    Fusilli Three‐edged spiral, usually in mixed colours. Many vendors
    and brands sold as fusilli are two‐edged From fusile, archaic/dialect form of
    fucile, meaning rifle, whose [barrel
    (gun)|barrel] is has screw‐shaped
    Garganelli Square egg noodle rolled into a tube
    Gemelli A single S‐shaped strand of pasta twisted in a loose spiral Twins
    Macaroni As long as a little finger, usually striped. Disputes; see article.
    Maccheroncelli Hollow pencil shaped pasta Small maccheroni
    Maltagliati Short wide pasta with diagonally cut ends Roughly cut ones
    Manicotti Large stuffable ridged tubes Sleeve‐like things
    Marziani Short spirals Martians (refers to the antennae of
    cartoon martians)
    Mezzani pasta Short curved tube Half‐size ones
    Mezze Penne Short version of penne Half‐pens
    Mezzi Bombardoni Wide short tubes Half bombards
    Mostaccioli Similar to penne but without ridges. Also called penne lisce
    or "smooth penne" Moustache‐like things
    Paccheri Large tube
    Pasta al ceppo Shaped like a cinnamon stick Log‐type pasta
    Penne Medium length tubes with ridges, cut diagonally at both ends Pens (after a quill pen)
    Penne rigate Penne with ridged sides Lined pens
    Penne lisce Penne with smooth sides Smooth pens
    Penne Zita Wider version of penne
    Pennette Short thin version of penne Little pens
    Pennoni Wider version of penne Large pens
    Rigatoncini Smaller version of rigatoni Small large lined ones
    Rigatoni Large and slightly curved tube Large lined ones
    Sagne 'ncannulate Long tube formed of twisted ribbon
    Spirali A tube which spirals round Spirals
    Spiralini More tightly‐coiled fusilli Little spirals
    Trenne Penne shaped as a triangle
    Trennette Smaller version of trenne
    Tortiglioni Narrower rigatoni Large pies
    Tuffoli Ridged rigatoni
    Ziti Long, narrow hose‐like tubes
    Zitoni Wider version of Ziti Large ziti

    Decorative shapes
    Type Description Translation
    Campanelle Flattened bell‐shaped pasta with a frilly edge on one end Little bells
    Capunti Short convex ovals resembling an open empty pea pod
    Casarecce Short lengths rolled into a S shape From casereccio
    meaning homemade
    Cavatelli Short, solid lengths From the verb cavare meaning to hollow
    Cencioni Petal shaped, slightly curved with rough convex side Large rags
    Conchiglie Seashell shaped Shells
    Conchiglioni Large, stuffable seashell shaped Large shells
    Corzetti Flat figure‐eight stamped
    Creste di galli Short, curved and ruffled Cocks' combs
    Croxetti Flat coin‐shaped discs stamped with coats of arms Little crosses
    Fantolioni Panda‐shaped bow‐ties commonly served with boiled cloves
    Farfalle Bow tie or butterfly shaped Butterflies
    Farfalloni Larger bow ties Large butterflies
    Fiorentine Grooved cut tubes Florentine Type Description Translation
    Fiori Shaped like a flower Flowers
    Foglie d'ulivo Shaped like an olive leaf Olive leaves
    Gigli Cone or flower shaped Lilies
    Gramigna Short curled lengths of pasta Infesting weed, esp. Scutch‐grass
    Lanterne Curved ridges Lanterns
    Lumache Snailshell‐shaped pieces Snails
    Lumaconi Large snailshell‐shaped pieces Large snails
    Maltagliati Flat roughly cut triangles Badly cut
    Mandala Designed by Philippe Starck in 1987 for French pasta maker
    Panzani, intended to compensate for overcooking. A reference to mandalas.
    Marille Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro in 1983 ‐ like a rolling ocean
    wave in cross‐section with internal rugosities, but
    unsuccessful and no longer produced. From mare, meaning "sea"
    Orecchiette Bowl or ear shaped pasta Little ears
    Pipe Larger versions of macaroni Smoking pipes
    Quadrefiore Square with rippled edges From quadro ("square") and fiore
    Radiatore Shaped like radiators Radiator
    Ricciolini Short wide noodles with a 90‐degree twist Little curls
    Ricciutelle Short spiralled noodles Little curls
    Rotelle Wagon wheel shaped pasta Little wheels
    Rotini 2‐edged spiral, tightly wound. Some vendors and brands
    are 3‐edged and sold as rotini
    Strozzapreti Rolled across their width Priest‐chokers or priest‐stranglers
    Torchio Torch shaped Winepress
    Trofie[2] Thin twisted pasta

    Minute pasta
    This class of pasta is generally used in soups, or as a substitute for rice and similar accompainiments.
    Type Description Translation
    Acini di pepe Bead‐like pasta Peppercorns
    Alfabeto Pasta shaped as letters of the alphabet Alphabet
    Anelli Small rings of pasta Rings
    Anellini Smaller version of anelli Little rings
    Couscous Grain‐like pasta. Most common in North Africa and Europe
    (especially France). Increasingly common in Asia and
    North America
    Conchigliette Small shell shaped pasta Little shells
    Corallini Small short tubes of pasta Little corals
    Ditali Small short tubes Thimbles
    Ditalini Smaller versions of ditali Little thimbles
    Farfalline Small bow tie shaped pasta Little butterflies ("bow tie" in Italian is
    cravata farfalla, "butterfly tie")
    Fideos Short thin noodles
    Filini Smaller version of fideos Little threads.
    Fregula Bead‐like pasta from Sardinia
    Funghini Small mushroom shaped pasta Little mushrooms
    Israeli couscous Wheat‐based baked pasta Baked flakes
    Occhi di pernice Very small rings of pasta Partridge's eyes
    Orzo Rice shaped pasta (also, Risoni) Barley
    Pastina Small spheres about the same size or smaller than
    acini di pepe Little pasta
    Pearl Pasta Spheres slightly larger than acini di pepe
    Quadrettini Small flat squares of pasta Little squares
    Risi Smaller version of orzo Little rice
    Seme di melone Small seed shaped pasta Melon seeds
    Stelle Small star shaped pasta Stars
    Stelline Smaller version of stelle Little stars
    Stortini Smaller version of elbow macaroni Little crooked ones
    Tarhana Granular, irregular shaped pasta of Greek origin
    Stuffed pasta
    Type Description Translation
    Agnolotti Semi‐circular pockets; can be stuffed with ricotta or mix of
    cheese and meats or pureed vegetables.
    Cannelloni Rolls of pasta with stuff inside. Usually cooked in oven. Big little canes
    Casoncelli or casonsèi A stuffed pasta typical of Lombardy, with various fillings. Possibly from casa "house"
    Casunziei A stuffed pasta typical of the Veneto area, with various
    fillings. From casa house.
    Fagottini A 'purse' or bundle of pasta, made from a round of dough
    gathered into a ball‐shaped bundle, often stuffed with ricotta
    and fresh pear. Little cloth bundles
    Mezzelune Semi‐circular pockets; about 2.5 in. diameter. Half‐moons
    Occhi di Lupo A large, penne shaped pasta that is stuffed. Wolf eyes
    Ravioli Square. About 3x3cm. Stuffed with cheese, ground meat,
    pureed vegetables, or mixtures thereof. Possibly from rapa, "turnip".
    Sacchettini Little sacks
    Sacchettoni Large little sacks
    Pagliaioni Large haystacks
    Tortellini Ring‐shaped. Stuffed with a mixture of meat and cheese. Little pies
    Tortelloni Round or rectangular, similar to ravioli. Usually stuffed with
    a mixture of cheese and vegetables. (The term tortelloni is
    also used for a larger variety of tortellini.) Large little pies

    Irregular shapes
    Type Description Translation
    Gnocchi Round in shape and often made with flour plus potatoes. From the Italian gnocco, meaning "a
    knot in wood"
    Spätzle German egg pasta that is either round in shape or
    completely irregular, when hand made. Means "little sparrow" in Swabian

    I copied that from here:http://www.casavarenna.com/images/PASTA GUIDE.pdf
    And pasta'd it here.
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  15. How about .... ehm..... ya know.... that one thing.... er.....hmmm.... wait just a second.

    Ahh there we go! Spaghetti! <u< >u> right?? Right?! Isnt it awesome!?
  16. China had noodles before it was popular in the West.

    Did I do the hipster right?
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  17. Diana's using this as an excuse to not make a new POTW.
  18. Yes, yes I am. 8D
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  19. Udon and Soba are not shitty if done right. >:(