- The word Spaghetti comes from the Italian word “spago” which means string or twine.
- Packaged Spaghetti is 25 cm long.
- Some of the components of spaghetti are: carbohydrates, protein, fat, magnesium and iron.
- Spaghetti is a good source of carbohydrates; which provide nutrients and fuel for your body.
- The pasta we make and eat today is much like that made by the ancient Italians.
Rooks to Cooks’ Signature Tomato Sauce Recipe
Yield: 6 servings
- 2 x 28 oz cans of whole tomatoes
- 1 whole onion, finely diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ bunch basil
- 2 bay leaves
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Brown sugar to taste
- In a heavy bottomed pot (large) heat oil over medium heat. When oil is hot, add in onions and sweat until clear.
- Stir in garlic and cook until clear.
- Using your hands, crush the tomatoes. Once crushed, add tomatoes to pot. Add bay leaves, and basil. Bring everything to a simmer. Cover pot and let cook for 30 minutes.
- Uncover pot and let reduce for 15 minutes.
- Add salt & pepper to taste, add sugar to taste if need be, and serve hot over spaghetti or your favourite pasta noodles.