17 October – Pasta Day
It’s Pasta Day! Linguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, tortellini — the list of pastas is endless!
Pasta is typically thought of as an Italian dish, but there is evidence that people living in Asia in 2000 BC made noodles with millet!
It can be made dry (pasta secca) or fresh (pasta fresca). The highest quality of dried pasta is made with pure durum semolina flour and water. Did you know there are over 350 varieties of dried pasta in Italy and that a typical Italian person eats over sixty pounds of pasta per year?
To celebrate Pasta Day, enjoy a delightful dish of your favourite type of pasta topped with a scrumptious sauce!