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