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Lesson Overview

While there is a big difference between fresh, laminated, pasta and dried, extruded, pasta, contrary to popular belief, one is not necessarily better than the other. Both are appreciated for their unique qualities and are used for different purposes.

Another big misconception is that all pasta…

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • describe the two different processes used to make pasta
  • identify the ingredients used to make pasta
  • understand why some pastas are better in quality than others
  • understand how to pick out quality, dried pasta at the store
  • describe the process used to make fresh pasta at home

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: How to Select Pasta Video Lesson 3 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. What is & How is Pasta Made? 3 mins
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4. The Quality of Extruded, Dried Pasta 45 mins
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5. Reorder Sequence Activity 5 mins
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6. Practice Activities & Recipes 45 mins
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7. Lesson Quiz 10 mins
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Finish Line 1 hr 53 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

Prerequisites & Related Lessons

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18 Videos | 7 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: How to Select Pasta Video Lesson
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: What is & How is Pasta Made?
Task 4: The Quality of Extruded, Dried Pasta
Task 5: Reorder Sequence Activity
Task 6: Practice Activities & Recipes
Task 7: Lesson Quiz

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