Pasta in commonly known as the staple of food of Italians: there are the actual pasta strips and shapes themselves, although the word pasta is often used to refer to an actual dish containing pasta. It is made from unleavened dough; durum wheat flour mixed with water. It can be fashioned into a wide variety of different shapes and colored, and appears in an even wider selection of menus around the world.
There are at least 310 specific pasta forms documented: common pasta shapes include long tubes, twisted shapes and short, fat tubes. Pasta is often made with different kinds of sauces and spices, and it always looks very appetizing no matter what way it is served.