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What is the difference between pasta and macaroni?
In English-speaking countries, the name macaroni is customarily given to a specific shape of pasta (i.e. small pasta tubes cut into short pieces). In the U.S. and the United Kingdom, this pasta is often prepared by baking it with a sauce made from cheddar cheese; the resulting dish is called macaroni and cheese.
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Most pastas come from the same base recipe. The shapes are what make them different.
It's just because people put dye in it to color it that way, or if it's brown and grainy it's whole wheat
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