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Pasta Parade!

Embark on a tranquil journey with Sleep Lists as we serenade you into the sweetest dreams with this soothing episode: "Spaghetti Slumbers: A Pasta Lullaby – 100+ Italian Pasta Shapes"

Welcome, dear reader, to the realm of slumber. We understand that finding peace at night can be a challenge, and that's why we're here to guide you through a calming list dedicated to the cut shapes of pasta and their enchanting Italian names.

When I went down the rabbit hole of pasta shapes, I almost felt like I would never escape. Thankfully I found a pretty comprehensive list on Wikipedia and was able to narrow down my Sleep List to two categories from their list. Even still, with all the generations of history that Italy has making pasta - a few traditional shapes that were rolled still made the list of 'cut' pastas because some portion of their fabrication involves cutting.

In the episode each pasta shape is thoughtfully arranged in alphabetical order, accompanied by a gentle description and the sometimes poetic, often practical meaning behind its name if that was available as I did my research.

So please join me and your fellow Sleep Listers as we delve into the rich tapestry of pasta, a culinary art form that transcends borders. My passion for food culture shines through, even if hemyr Italian pronunciation may occasionally dance with a hint of a French flair – a delightful homage to my language studies. At least I hope you find it delightful.

So, slip into your coziest PJs, close your eyes, and let the comforting rhythm of Italian pasta names cradle you into a world of serenity. Buonanotte, dear listener, and may your dreams be as delightful as swirls of spaghetti or piles of baked rigatoni.


Signing off with lots of love,



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