A "simple" question
This has been bugging me, like some things do that you get in your head and can't shake. And I've got some free time, so I thought I'd ask the group rather than waiting for the member's response to my question...
What is a "simple" pasta?
When someone says they are having simple pasta, do they mean they are having spaghetti, or sauce without meat, or no sauce at all (maybe just butter), or jarred sauce???
Then as I was watching the basketball game, it hit me... do they mean a pasta that isn't stuffed? So in other words, raviolis, baked ziti, those are NOT simple pastas, but rigs, penne, spaghetti... those are simple pastas. Basically pasta you simply boil and toss with some sauce, any sauce.
I've seen folks say they are having a simple salad and I always took it to mean a salad without a lot of ingredients, but maybe I'm wrong there, too. Does the adjective "simple" denote something in cooking talk, or is the term subjective and mean different things to different people?
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