PASTA DAY, October 25th

PASTA DAY, October 25th

Carb lovers of the world, behold: October 25 is World Pasta Day.

People have been eating pasta since at least 5,000 B.C.

World Pasta Day is a celebration created with the intention of showing how pasta is a healthy, sustainable food, spread across all continents and able to satisfy all types of cuisine, both the high end and the simpler, more homemade.

Interesting facts about pasta?

  1. Pasta originated in China Not Italy. Pasta was known in Ancient Greece and China.
  2. It is a Cultural Legacy, Symbol of Italian Cuisine and National Pride.
  3. There are more than 600 shapes and sizes.
  4. There’s a shape for every sauce.
  5. Spaghetti Bolognese is Not Traditional Italian.
  6. The name pasta came from the Latin word for dough.
  7. Italians eat an average of 26 kilos per person per year. Venezuela comes 2nd with 13.2 kilos.
  8. “Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.” (Sophia Loren).
  9. The European Patent Office lists 797 spaghetti related inventions, including 21 types of curved or rotating fork for eating spaghetti.
  10. In Italy, it is considered impolite and “illegal” to cut your past.
  11. Do NOT break your Pasta before cooking it.
  12. Pasta is Healthy.