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Old 06-03-2011, 04:08 PM   #11
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That would be furikake spaghetti for me.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:13 PM   #12
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where's the Italians?

I rather suspect the english translation of "simple pasta" - while word-for-letter-potentially correct,,,, isn't what the Italian kitchen had in mind.

example: kindergarden - okay, german das Kind is "the child" - die Kinder is plural. if your german speaking penpal writes and asks "how many childs do you have?" you'll get the gist of 'proper meaning' translations. you know what they mean, but is it 'zactly right???

oh and what's with the -garden bit? or in german "-garten" - you figger they stick 'em kiddies in the dirt (head/feet?) first to see iffin' they'll grow?
(do _not_ enroll you childs in kindergarten in December.....)

I've not found a good source for the Italian "simple pasta" translation - all I've found is recipes by description default - a pasta, a fat, a few herbs, maybe some cheese.

it fits the idea of "just a few ingredients"
it fits the idea of "peasant food"
it fits the idea of "easy"
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:25 PM   #13
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The woman who made the original statement about making a simple pasta dish happens to be from an Italian background.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:29 PM   #14
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I would have to say few ingredients, not a lot of prep, short time from pantry to table....
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:01 PM   #15
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The woman who made the original statement about making a simple pasta dish happens to be from an Italian background.
I've got an Irish background. that does not mean I haul around large stones I expect people to kiss.
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:06 PM   #16
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Your favorite pasta...tossed with any fresh herbs or not, Garlic, OO, Parmesan. Right now I would chop up a Home Grown D'mator and toss it in....Use what you have....make it taste good.


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Old 06-03-2011, 05:10 PM   #17
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Simple pasta is like my simple life.

Less money, more imagination.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:01 PM   #18
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I've got an Irish background. that does not mean I haul around large stones I expect people to kiss.
Maybe not, but I'll bet it means you used to wear one of those pins that said, Kiss me, I'm the Blarney Stone.
Large rocks are heavy!


So let's say you make fresh pasta for dinner. That certainly wouldn't be called a simple pasta, would it? Certainly not as simple as reaching for a box in the cupboard.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:59 PM   #19
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I am with you Pacanis. Pasta is simple when it comes out of a box. When I actually make the pasta fresh it isn't quite do simple. That's my favorite definition for simple pasta! :)
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:12 PM   #20
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I am with you Pacanis. Pasta is simple when it comes out of a box. When I actually make the pasta fresh it isn't quite do simple. That's my favorite definition for simple pasta! :)
Hmmm, now I'm wondering if when someone says they made a simple salad they opened up a bag of greens. Which is more simple, opening up a bag of mixed greens or quartering a head of iceberg?
Is there a simple answer to this?

And Roadfix, any pasta I have to Google is not simple
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