P187 CEEFAX 187 Sat 29 Oct 21:40/11  1/8        PERFECT PAST - BRUNO ZANI The word "pasta" comes from a Latin word which in its turn comes from the Greek "paste" M a type of flour-based preparationN We think the oldest type of pasta is the "lasani", also from the Greek "lasanon"N This was qsed by the Etruscans who cooked it in a sauce very similar to the lasagne of today. Macaroni also probably comes from the Greek - perhaps from "makarios" which means blessed, so macaroni was regarded as the food of the Gods. More Fact File TV Plus BBC Facts CityHeads
P187 CEEFAX 187 Sat 29 Oct 21:43/01  2/8        PERFECT PASTA - BRUNO ZANI The Greeks emigrated to Italy and brought with them their traditional dishes. This is how macaroni came to the Greek colony of Naples. However, Neopolitans consider that they are the inventors of macaroni. They certainly made it popular by inventing the "pummarsia", a sauce made with tomatoes which is the essence of southern Italy. BBC Facts Index 140 More Fact File TV Plus BBC Facts CityHeads
P187 CEEFAX 187 Sat 29 Oct 21:41/00  7/8        LEFTOVER PASTA Leftover pasta can make a delicious meal the following day. Bring half a cup of water to the boil with a teaspoon of oil, then slowly add the leftover pasta mixed with its sauce. Stir over a low heat until the water is absorbedN Serve sprinkled with grated Cheddar cheese. CEEFAX daily recipe 191 More Fact File TV Plus BBC Facts CityHeads
P187 CEEFAX 187 Sat 29 Oct 21:51/01  8/8        The factsheet mentioned in the prograllf is available by sending a self-addressed envelope (A4, 12" x 9" approx) with a 14p stamp to: Bazaar Extra 4, London, W12 7RJ. BBC Facts Index 140 More Fact File TV Plus BBC Facts CityHeads
P187 CEEFAX 187 Sat 29 Oct 21:43/11  3/8        PEFRECT PASTA - BRUNO ZANI At first, pasta was reserved for the rich as it was quite complicated to prepareN It only became popular when simple machines were invented for use at home, but the dough still had to be kneaded by hand and the finished pasta was laid on ropes on the balconies to dry. Although pasta is now made all over the world, Italian pasta is still regarded as the best. Some say it could be the water or the air that makes it so different CEEFAX daily recipe 191 More Fact File TV Plus BBC Facts CityHeads
P187 CEEFAX 187 Sat 29 Oct 21:46/15  4/8        GUIDE TO PERFECT PASTA Use three times the amount of water as pasta. Salt the water. Add a teaspoon of oil. Add the past to boiling water and cook until it is "al dente" - soft on the outside but firm in the centreN Drain the pasta and mix the sauce into the pasta before serving. More Fact File TV Plus BBC Facts CityHeads
P187 CEEFAX 187 Sat 29 Oct 21:43/05  5/8        NEAPOLITAN SAUCE Ingredients 2 bayleaves 4 leaves of basil 1 tspn dried oregano 2 tins peeled tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tblspn tomato puree 1 tblspn oil salt  Method next Fact File TV Plus BBC Facts CityHeads
P187 CEEFAX 187 Sat 29 Oct 21:41/11  6/8        NEAPOLITAN SAUCE Method Heat oil, add garlic, let it soften and when oil is sizzling, add tomatoes. Let the mixture bubble and foam for about 2/3 minutes, then add herbs and salt. Cook gently for about 30 minutes. Cook your chosen pasta and stir in the sauce. BBC Facts Index 140 More Fact File TV Plus BBC Facts CityHeads