Pass the Little Ribbons: A Pasta Word Quiz
Match the pasta with its meaning in Italian.
Do you know what you’re eating as you enjoy your pasta?
The name for each pasta derives from the Italian word for what it resembles. Fettuccini are little ribbons, and spaghetti little twines. Match the definition of the original Italian word with each type of pasta. What’s on your plate?
Stewart Edelstein is the author of Dubious Doublets: A Delightful Compendium of Unlikely Word Pairs of Common Origin, from Aardvark/Porcelain to Zodiac/Whiskey.