World Pasta Day is a delicious holiday celebrated on October 25! Today you can enjoy delicious pasta dishes with various additives. It’s a truly versatile, healthy, simple side dish that’s perfect for any meal.
The date was founded in 1995: 40 different pasta producers gathered at a congress in Rome and decided to celebrate the holiday every year. People all over the world supported this idea. Since then, autumn has been a favorite time for fans of healthy carbohydrates.
Historians cannot claim that pasta actually originated in Italy. Perhaps they were created in China, as an analogue of Asian noodles. Some researchers believe that Marco Polo brought pasta from China to Europe, others reject this theory. One thing is clear – the dish instantly took the main place in the hearts of Italians (and not only).
There are over 350 types of pasta! Some of them are: ravioli, ziti, lasagna, spaghetti, bucatini, campanelle, cannelone, 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 take part;
- paste increases the level of serotonin in the blood – in other words, improves mood;
- everyone knows that products come in different colors: red ones are made with the addition of tomatoes, green ones are spinach, gray ones are made from squid body fluid;
- the most popular type is pasta with tomato sauce;
- It turns out that not everyone reveres the dish: the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer called it “food for losers.”
How to celebrate
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 networks. You can go to your favorite restaurant and please yourself with a dish from the chef.
When is World Pasta Day celebrated in 2022?
World Pasta Day is observed on October 25 each year.