Did You Know - Fun Facts
Origins of Pasta
In Central Asia people frequently ate soft-boiled dough strings made from wheat flour, salt, and water. This is one of the contributing facts as to why pasta is believe to have origins in China.
There are mentions about how the strings of noodles were made and hung or scattered on the roofs of the houses in China to reduce their stickiness. It was made fresh from the dough and boiled. Marco Polo took the recipe of Chinese handmade noodles and then, it was used in various cities around Europe, where Marco Polo later traveled. The dish was later transformed into what we know as Spaghetti.
U.S. Pasta Fact
The United States produces 4.4 billion pounds of pasta annually, making it the second largest pasta-producing nation in the world.
Collectively, the U.S. consumes 5.95 billion pounds of pasta per year.
Oct 25- World Pasta Day
World Pasta Day was brought into existence as part of the World Pasta Congress on the 25th of October in 1995.