Pasta shapes are aesthetically pleasing. They are warm, they’re playful, even comforting. And they have interesting names if you think about it. In the Pasta Names Explained article, I went through the most common pasta cuts and gave an explanation of the origin of their names in the form of a literal translation.
As 2011 wraps up, I created a downloadable Pasta Calendar 2012, featuring 12 high-resolution pictures of some of the most interesting types of pasta – one for each month of the year. The calendar (available with Australian, Canadian, Italian, US, or UK holidays) is free for everyone, but to download your copy you will have to answer a simple quiz :). It’s really just for fun – I hope you’ll enjoy the game and that you’ll like the calendar. Happy Holidays!