Spaghetti is the plural form of the Italian word ‘spaghetto‘, which is a diminutive of ‘spago’, meaning “thin string” or “twine”. Authentic Italian spaghetti is always made with semolina flour and in fact, this is required by law in Italy. Here at The Big Dream Factory, we make all of our pasta (except our gluten free pastas), using semolina flour. This is a flour made only from durum wheat which is high in protein and gluten. It’s the gluten that gives the pasta its high elasticity.
Spaghetti is the most popular pasta in the world! Not only is it easy to cook, it’s also affordable, quick to prepare and extremely versatile. It was first made in the 12th century, traditional Italian spaghetti used to be nearly 1 1/2 feet long.
Did you know
The average Italian eats 63 lb of pasta per year but the world’s largest bowl of spaghetti weighed 13,781 lb and was prepared in the U.S.A.. Restaurant Buca di Beppo made enough to fill a swimming pool with spaghetti in 2009 and 2010.
National Spaghetti Day is celebrated every year on January 4th. Although we don’t need an excuse. Do you?
Spaghetti meatball nests
Spaghetti in Yellow Tomato Sauce
Aglio e Olio
Spring Onion Spaghetti
Fresh Spinach Spaghetti
Dark Chocolate Spaghetti
Spaghetti meatball nestsWhen Enzo has an idea to cook, he very often makes the most amazing dishes and this was one of them.
Spaghetti in Yellow Tomato SauceSo how do you pile your spaghetti like this - twist it into a large ladel, that's how.
Tossing spaghettiThis is how you toss your spaghetti for making Spaghetti Aglio e Olio - Garlic and Oil.
Aglio e OlioTranslates to garlic and oil. This dish of spaghetti is so simple: crush some garlic with a little salt into some extra virgin olive oil and toss the cooked pasta in it. We added some chilli pepper to this particular dish before snapping a photo and sharing it with you.
Spring Onion SpaghettiSpring onion blended into our pasta dough, made a wonderful backdrop of flavour to a dish of spaghetti simply served with grated Parmesan and olive oil.
Fresh Spinach SpaghettiYou love it! We make it! Spinach pasta, and in this particular case, fresh spinach spaghetti ... yes, that's right. It's made using fresh spinach.
Dark Chocolate SpaghettiDark chocolate spaghetti was one of the first pasta experiments The Pasta Maker worked on. It can be a little tricky to make because there is no gluten in chocolate powder. However, following some trial and error and a great deal of taste testing, it was finally achieved!