When is National Spighetti Day?
National Spighetti Day is always January 4th.
I Love Spaghetti!
Spaghetti has to be one of my favorite meals. When I was a kid I especially loved it with lots of sauce, lots of cheese on top, and I ate it with fresh slices of white bread to sop up the sauce. My mother always pored me a large glass of sweet milk to go with it. As an adult I still love spaghetti and I still love it with lots of sauce and lots of cheese on top but I like my flavors a bit spicier than I did as a kid. For the bread, well I now have to have garlic cheese toast on the side. Wine is nice to drink with it during a candle light dinner or give me milk if it's lunch time. Yep I still love it with milk and I guess I always will.
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What is Spaghetti?
Spaghetti is a long, thin, cylindrical pasta of Italian origin. A variety of pasta dishes are based on it, from spaghetti with cheese and pepper or garlic and oil to a spaghetti with tomato, meat, and other sauces. Spaghetti is made of semolina and water.
Spaghetti is the plural form of the Italian word spaghetto, which is a diminutive of spago, meaning "thin string" or "twine". The word spaghetti can be literally translated as "little strings".
- "If you hear the word pasta, you think Italy, but it’s said that pasta actually goes back to the Etruscans (400 B.C.). It is believed that they used to prepare the first lasagna made of spelt which is a cereal like wheat, but far more resistant against bad weather and diseases." resource link
- The Italian cuisine is rich and varied in all its aspects, but pasta has been its pride and glory through much of its history. When Italians emigrated, settling throughout the New World and Oceana, they brought their pasta with them and it found its way on to everyone's table.
- Romans made lagane (A kind of lasagna).
- The first certain record of noodles cooked by boiling is in the Jerusalem Talmud, written in Aramaic in the 5th century AD.
- .... "In the 16th century, the Spanish brought their food discoveries back to the old world. Among the rich assortment of foodstuffs that were to become permanent fixtures in the old world was the tomato. The tomatoes may have been a pale variety as they were given the name 'golden apple' (pomo d'oro) by a Sienese botanist, Pietro Andrea Mattioli. The tomato was born to meet pasta as any Italian might have guessed, and tomato sauce altered the history of pasta forever." resource link