5 Interesting Facts About Pasta

Pasta is a favorite food that is not only favored by Italians but also people around the world.

Pasta has various types, ranging from spaghetti, fetucini, macaroni, and so forth. Because the taste of this delicious pasta makes so many people like this  food, so many restaurants have already sold pasta menus that you can find in everywhere around the world.

For you fans of pasta, you need to know unique facts about pasta that you might not know about. Curious as to what interesting facts? Let’s check it out!

China first consumed pasta compared to Italy

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Although pasta is a famous food in Italy, but actually pasta was already consumed by the Chinese before the Italians. China became the first country to consume pasta since 2,000 BC. While the Italians have only eaten pasta since 400 BC.

Pasta in ancient times made by Stepping with Foot

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Did you know the pasta you know today was made in an unusual way? Before the pasta maker was invented, this food was made by stepping on it because the pasta dough is hard and very difficult to stir by hand. To make pasta dough by stepping on it takes about one full day.

You will not find spaghetti bolognese in Italy

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Spaghetti bolognese is one of the very famous pasta menus throughout the world. But did you know that you will not find a spaghetti bolognese menu in Italy? Spaghetti bolognese is so foreign to Italian society. They claim that spaghetti bolognese is not an authentic Italian menu. A menu similar to spaghetti bolognese in Italy is better known as “doubt alla bolognese” which is a traditional food of the people of Bologna, Italy.

People used to think that spaghetti came from trees

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This is a fairly unique fact about pasta. Many ancient people thought that pasta came from trees. This happened on April 1, 1957. At that time the BBC aired a documentary about a spaghetti plantation in Switzerland. The spaghetti is really in the tree. The film is actually an April Fool’s joke. However, since the documentary was aired, many people began to look for spaghetti trees.

There is a world pasta day

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As a pasta lover, did you know that there is a world pasta day? Yes, the world pasta day is celebrated every October 25 and has been celebrated since 1995. Indeed, this famous food in Italy besides having good taste also has interesting facts to discuss. For those of you who have never tried pasta, try this menu now.