World Pasta Day is a delicious holiday celebrated on October 25th! Today you can enjoy the delicious and versatile pasta dishes with various additives, making it a healthy and simple side dish perfect for any meal.
The date was founded in 1995 when 40 different pasta producers gathered at a congress in Rome and decided to celebrate the holiday each year. Since then, the autumn has been a favorite time for fans of healthy carbohydrates.
Historians cannot claim that pasta actually originated in Italy. Some researchers believe that Marco Polo brought pasta from China to Europe, while others reject this theory. One thing is clear – the dish quickly became a favorite for Italians (and not only).
There are over 350 types of pasta! Some of the most popular include ravioli, ziti, lasagna, spaghetti, bucatini, campanelle, cannelone, and shells. How many types have you tried?
Did you know that:
- the ancient Greek word “pastos” means “sprinkle with salt”.
- the average Italian eats more than 20kg of pasta a year.
- modern etiquette dictates one rule – the dish should be eaten with only one fork; spoons, chopsticks and the like should not be used.
- pasta increases the level of serotonin in the blood – in other words, it improves mood.
- products come in different colors: red ones are made with the addition of tomatoes, green ones are spinach, and gray ones are made from squid body fluid.
- the most popular type is pasta with tomato sauce.
- the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer called it “food for losers.”
How to take part
The best way to celebrate World Pasta Day is to cook your favorite recipe! Gather the family for an evening dinner and present a culinary masterpiece. Share your cooking method on social media. You can also visit your favorite restaurant and treat yourself to a dish from the chef.
When is World Pasta Day celebrated in 2023?
World Pasta Day is observed on October 25 each year.