Pasta, Pasta, Pasta

Like the language of Love, Pasta is universal! No matter what language you speak or where you live in the world Pasta is a staple to all diets. From the words of Federico Fellini “Life is a combination of Magic and Pasta.” So, what about pasta is it that everyone loves and craves?

The tangy, salty, spicy, and sometimes a tad sweet taste served al dente is just mouthwatering. There is little that could go wrong with a plate of pasta. It is the perfect comfort food, eating pasta at dinner is actually good for you, it’s relaxing, it facilitates sleep and if eaten in the right amount and with the right sauce won’t make you fat as most would believe, it can actually help stimulate you to lose weight. You can even add your favorites, meatballs, sausage, shrimp, clams, and mussels that blend perfectly with all types of pasta. The flavors and aroma of fresh steaming pasta are what makes it so popular among people of all ages. Pasta comes in many shapes and sizes and there are over 600 variations, spaghetti, rigatoni, ravioli, lasagna, and fettuccine just to name a few. The most popular and famous dishes that everyone has grown to love are Spaghetti Bolognese, lasagna with meat sauce, Fettuccine Alfredo, Pasta Carbonara, and every child’s favorite from birth Macaroni and cheese.  Need I say more? Hungry????

Despite the many myths that the Italians founded and invented Pasta, it actually dates back with early Asia and the origins of the noodle bowl. So why do we associate the Italians with Pasta and So many seek to eat their way through Italy in search of the many amazing Pasta dishes? Italians have made Pasta a fundamental part of their daily life. They bond with friends and loved ones over this simple pleasure of a good, home cooked plate of pasta. Pasta means tradition and will remain the symbol of Italian culture and cuisine forever. Did you know that Pah-stuh phonetically speaking means Dough in Italian? So, the next time you long for that perfect plate of pasta know that years of tradition, family, experience and love is all wrapped up in every twirl.

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