- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Spaghetti is a long, thin form of pasta, round in cross-section. It is frequently served in a tomato-based sauce, which may also contain olive oil, seasonings, including herbs (especially oregano and basil), and vegetables (for example green peppers, onions and mushrooms). It may also be topped with any of several hard cheeses, such as Pecorino Romano, Parmesan or Asiago. It may also contain meat in the sauce. Outside Italy it is often served with meatballs, although that is not a typical Italian recipe.
Most spaghetti sold and consumed is commercially prepared, then dried. Spaghetti is cooked by boiling the pasta in water until it softens. The consistency or texture of spaghetti changes as it is cooked. One popular consistency is al dente which is translated from the Italian as "to the tooth" meaning "to the bite" i.e. soft but with texture. Others prefer their spaghetti fully cooked, which gives it a much softer consistency. To have a perfect "spaghetti al dente", spaghetti should be derived only from durum wheat semolina, even though spaghetti produced with other kinds of flour can be found outside Italy.
The word spaghetti is the plural of the Italian word spaghetto, which is a diminutive of spago, meaning "string," or "twine." Therefore literally, the word "spaghetti" means "little strings." It is, however, normal to treat it as an uncountable noun in English, and say "this spaghetti is tasty" rather than "these spaghetti are tasty." Similarly, to speak of an individual strand, we would say "there's a piece of spaghetti on the floor" rather than "there's a spaghetto on the floor." An alternative theory to the origins of the name comes from the popular story that Marco Polo (see below) returned from China with long string-like pasta.
- 瓊瑩Lv 41 decade ago
Fruit is my favorite food. I eat at least three kinds of fruit every day.
For breakfast, I like to eat an apple. Because there is an old saying goes:
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away." After lunch, I like to eat ice shavings
with some fruits, apple-pie or charlotte. They are so delicious and nuitious.
Before going to bed, I like to drink some juices, because it can promote digestion.
I think that fruit plays an important part in my daily life.Source(s): 自己