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January 4, 2014 is National Spaghetti Day

Posted by on Jan. 4, 2014 at 1:21 PM
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January 4, 2014 is

National Spaghetti Day

Today is National Spaghetti Day! Did you know that in the year 2000, 1.3 million pounds of spaghetti were sold in American grocery stores? If all of those packages were lined up, they would circle the Earth nine times!

The first historical reference to boiled noodles (found in the Jerusalem Talmud) suggests that the Arabs invented the dish thousands of years ago. What’s remarkable about this record is that it actually refers to dried noodles purchased from a vendor, which means that pasta has been sold in stores since at least the 5th century!

Today we associate pasta with the Italians, who have revolutionized the dish and invented a wide variety of pasta shapes. These include farfalle, conchiglie, rotini, penne, tortellini, and, of course, spaghetti. Spaghetti is the most common round-rod type of pasta and in Italian, “spaghetti” means “little lines.” Spaghetti is traditionally served with tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese, but you can also add meat, garlic, oil, and pepper for extra flavor. 

To celebrate National Spaghetti Day, make spaghetti and meatballs for dinner or head to your favorite Italian restaurant. Enjoy!


by on Jan. 4, 2014 at 1:21 PM
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Janet
by Ruby Member on Jan. 4, 2014 at 1:34 PM
1 mom liked this

Love this fattening dish.

Mommy2Boys0900
by Unique Yanique on Jan. 4, 2014 at 2:06 PM
I was actually planning to make spaghetti and ground beef for dinner tomorrow night.
goddess99
by Michelle on Jan. 4, 2014 at 3:08 PM

We will be celebrating this in a few hours! Yum

auntangelofsix
by Angel on Jan. 4, 2014 at 4:18 PM
Yummy yummy
johnny4ever
by Mrs. Depp on Jan. 4, 2014 at 6:11 PM
Can you come to my house and make me some?
delanna6two
by Platinum Member on Jan. 5, 2014 at 10:01 AM

 Happy belated Spaghetti Day!!!  One of my favorite quick meals...I have not made it in a while though...I was making it so much one time the family got tired of it...I may have to start up again now that we've had a break....maybe try it in casserole form too:)

delanna6two
by Platinum Member on Jan. 5, 2014 at 10:02 AM

 me too!

Quoting Janet:

Love this fattening dish.

 

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