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Learn more about National Pasta Day, celebrated on October 17!

October 17, 2012 is National Pasta Day

It’s National Pasta Day! Linguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, tortellini, ziti—the list of pastas is endless! Pasta is typically thought of as an Italian dish, but there is evidence that people living in Asia in 2000 BC made noodles with millet!

Pasta can be made dry (pasta secca) or fresh (pasta fresca). There are over 350 varieties of dried pasta in Italy. The highest quality of dried pasta is made with pure durum semolina flour and water. Did you know that a typical Italian person eats over sixty pounds of pasta per year? In comparison, Americans only eat around twenty pounds of pasta per person per year!

To celebrate National Pasta Day, enjoy a delightful dish of your favorite type of pasta topped with a scrumptious sauce!

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English: Pasta in the window of a pasta specia...

English: Pasta in the window of a pasta speciality store in Venice. Français : Des pâtes dans la vitrine d’un magasin spécialisé à Venise. Italiano: Pasta in un negozio di Venezia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)