Pasta and Noodle Recipes
Common lore has Marco Polo bringing pasta west from China in the 13th century. Yet forms of pasta and noodles have existed not just in Asia, but also Europe and the Middle East for a long, long time.
These days, the word "pasta" usually means the Italian type made with durum wheat semolina. Other pastas are made with buckwheat or whole wheat flour. The Chinese make noodles using wheat and rice flour, and even mung bean starch, sweet potato starch and millet.
International Pasta and Noodle Recipes
(Italian pasta tossed with butter and cheese)
(Italian tomato-meat sauce)
(American baked tuna and pasta dish)
(Persian aromatic rice and noodle pilaf layered with meat)
(Vietnamese beef noodle soup)
(Japanese cold buckwheat noodles with dipping sauce)
(Malaysian spicy shrimp and pork noodle soup)
(Hawaiian-American pasta salad side dish)