Pasta is a food made from a mixture of flour, durum wheat semolina, spelled wheat, buckwheat, rice or other types of cereals, water and sometimes egg. salt. "Pasta" can also refer to dishes whose pasta is the main ingredient, served with sauce or seasonings.
The pasta has different varieties, most of them deriving from the European classicism of the tradition of dry and fresh Italian pasta (for example, Emilian pasta, Campania pasta, Ligurian pasta, etc.), according to the variety of forms such as noodles, spaghetti, shells, or macaroni.
Beyond the simple condiments, added to the basic preparation, pasty mixture initial, ancient European culinary traditions also mix various adjuvants: fresh herbs, potato (gnocchi), etc. Recent research has validated the addition of legumes in quantities close to one third1.