Pasta Day’s Here….
First off, THANK YOU to the creators of pasta, WE LOVE PASTA! They surely knew what they were doing. Hundreds of years of Italian tradition go into this meal, yet it’s a seemingly simple dish. Bring a pot of water to boil, pour in the pasta, and in about 8-12 minutes you’ll have a comforting meal to call yours. On October 17, we devote a special day to this incredible dish known as National Pasta Day. Pasta may come in hundreds of shapes and sizes but no matter the form, it’s something nearly every family has grown up with.
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL PASTA DAY:
1) It's good for all ages
Pasta is a timeless dish that evokes childhood memories, yet is still enjoyed far beyond childhood. It's not only ageless, but also enjoyed by both the seasoned chef and the less experienced foodie alike. Who knew that the pasta used in your top ramen could be used in a gourmet meal?
2) Pasta brings people together
Pasta crosses culture and dietary boundaries like almost no other single food. It's simple, accessible, and convenient, which makes it the perfect food to enjoy amongst many friends and family. In fact, pasta, meat, and rice are the three most popular food enjoyed around the globe. So next time you're hosting a dinner party, keep in mind that pasta is a real crowd-pleaser.
3) It comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors
Pasta’s shapes and colours vary due to cultural differences, ingredients, and the sauce they're paired with. Americans typically like more popularized shapes such spaghetti or fettuccine, whereas Italians prefer more lesser-known shapes. Kids can even get pasta in the shape of they're favorite cartoon—Spongebob Mac & Cheese anyone?
NATIONAL PASTA DAY ACTIVITIES
1) Invent your own pasta shape
There are approximately 350 different types of pastas around the world, so mimic your favorite one or invent a unique pasta shape. Choose a basic pasta dough recipe and then let the creativity run wild!
2) Host a spaghetti dinner
For those of you who ever played a sport or have just grown up with pasta, there's nothing better than sharing a table with a group of teammates, friends, or family and bonding over a large plate of spaghetti and meatballs. Whatever the occasion, invite some friends over to rekindle the joy of this family-friendly classic.
3) Indulge in your favorite pasta dish
Craving those carbs? Today is your ultimate cheat day. Make a reservation at your favorite pasta place and indulge in oodles of noodles.
Happy National Pasta Day Everyone <3