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Chefs roll out pasta dough and then use tools that shape the noodles. This tool is shaping long, thin, round spaghetti noodles.

Sometimes, instead of meatballs, spaghetti is served with a special sauce called Bolognese. It has tomatoes and ground meat in it. Sometimes the meat is Italian sausage. Some people prefer Bolognese to meatballs.

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Making Connections


Do you like to eat spaghetti? What is your favorite food?


Have you read any other books about food? What did you learn?


Spaghetti first became popular in Italy. What other popular foods come from countries outside the United States?

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