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pastapas‧ta /ˈpæstə $ ˈpɑː-/ ●●● S2 noun [uncountable]  bowtie_pasta.jpg DFFan Italian food made from flour, eggs, and water and cut into various shapes, usually eaten with a sauce I eat a lot of pasta.
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pastaThe best pasta is made with durum wheat, a very hard, translucent grain.Stir the butter into the freshly cooked, drained pasta with a fork, then stir in the yogurt.His appetite for meat, pasta and pretty women is said to be undiminished.On pasta, it means tomato-based sauces instead of cream-based toppings.The edges of the pasta are crisp and browned and nearly brittle.Be guided by the cooking time on the packet and always taste the pasta yourself to check that it is not overcooked.Bake for 20 minutes, until the pasta is browned and crusty on top.Top pasta with spinach sauce or mix together.
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