Pasta La Vista


Samantha Horvath

Samantha Horvath

I welcome you back to another pasta review. The dinner that I consumed last night sparked the idea for this week’s review. After coming home from a long night of dealing with drunk college students who wanted cookie dough shakes and old people that are furious because the last old lady ate the final bowl of beans, all I wanted more was a huge heavy meal to gorge myself on. I opened the fridge and bam, the first thing my eyes laid upon was a heaping bowl of leftover spaghetti from the night before. This gorgeous bowl of spaghetti enlightened me and made me feel like I hadn’t dealt with cookie dough drunk people. 

So with that in mind, I would like to review just plain ol spaghetti. Spaghetti was said to have originated in China, and that Marco Polo brought knowledge of it to Venice. The spaghetti that Polo encountered, and claimed to have tasted, was made with either rice flour or hard wheat flour. Now this is “he said/ she said” history, so we don’t truly know if this is factually correct, but I think it’s interesting to show that China was truly the birthplace of pasta. As well as the fascinating thought that it traveled throughout history all the way to my pantry. 

Now that you have a brief history of spaghetti, you shall now know my opinion of it. I honestly think it’s fantastic. The various ways you can make the sauce all the way down to the way you prepare it. Personally I like my spaghetti a little spicy so my family traditionally mixes in a bunch of spicy ingredients when making the meat as well as adding spicy tomatoes to the saucier part of the topping. Spaghetti can also be eaten with just the plain sauce and noodle, or you can add parmesan cheese, or garlic bread, or even cook it in the oven to make a sort of casserole with it. I think this all makes spaghetti one of my favorite types of pasta to eat. It also brings a sense of nostalgia and a feeling of home when I eat it. 

I hope my honest review brings you to try spaghetti, if you haven’t already, and tell me how it made you truly feel. As always, don’t be an impasta.