Tagliatelle is a long, ribbon shaped pasta that is similar to fettuccine. The pasta is largely known for its romantic origins. Even though the theory was debunked, in 1847 it was originally believed that tagliatelle was created when a chef decided to honor a bride to be by creating a new never before seen pasta shape in honor of her famous blonde hair.
Tagliatelle is often used by Italians in “spaghetti and meatballs” because it pairs well with chunky sauces and makes it easier to plate and handle once on the table.
Did you know?
Did Lucrezia D’Este inspire the creation of tagliatelle?
Answer: No, this was a joke made by Augusto Majani in 1931.