Here we go! National Pasta Day is finally here, although we’ve had it on the mind all month. With the weather turning to a crisp, fall chill, it’s the perfect day to dig into a hot and hearty dish of pasta.
In honor of the day, did you know…?
- Pasta has an ancient history, and likely originated in Asia (not Italy, although it is commonly seen as an Italian food).
- Pasta probably arrived in Europe before Marco Polo returned from China.
- Pasta became popular in the Americas when it was introduced by none other than Thomas Jefferson (although early Spanish settlers probably brought it here first).
- Nearly every country has its own version of a pasta or a pasta dish.
- There are more than 600 known shapes of pasta.
Celebrate National Pasta Day tomorrow, October 17th, with Manini’s gluten-free pasta – you can get it at dozens of locations around the country (see our store locator at: https://www.maninis.com/where-to-buy/).
While you’re at it, try this amazing recipe for Drunken Garlicky Fettuccini with Charred Scallion Pesto & Shaved Pecorino, from Fanny Slater (the Lemon Thyme Linguini pairs particularly well with this recipe).