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5 Cool Things About Pasta (National Pasta Day)

Today is National Pasta Day

Today is National Pasta Day

Pasta Lovers! Today is YOUR Day. Yes—today is National Pasta Day. Let’s celebrate the day with a few fun facts about this delicious staple. Here goes!

  • There are more than 600 pasta shapes worldwide. What’s your favourite? (My least fave is bowtie).
  • Italians never use a spoon and a fork when eating spaghetti. This is an American habit. ( Nero’s, our favorite Italian joint, serves up their deliocious spaghetti and meatballs with a fork and spoon. To this day, I am yet to use the spoon. Spaghetti is a fork only dish!)

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  • The first American pasta factory was opened in Brooklyn, New York, in 1848, by a Frenchman named Antoine Zerega.
  • The word “pasta” comes from the Italian for paste, meaning a combination of flour and Water.
  • The Chinese are on record as having eaten pasta as early as 5,000 B.C.

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