Happy Spaghetti Day!

It’s our favourite day of the year, Spaghetti Day! That’s right, every January 4th we celebrate the wonder that is spaghetti. It’s one of the world’s favourite dishes, everyone can create a fresh and funky spaghetti with little experience. But what do you know about the history of our stringy little friend? We took a closer look…

The History

The history of pasta is difficult to trace. In Italian, the word itself translates to “paste” referencing the combination of egg, water, and four to make the pasta ‘dough’. The simplicity of the ingredients means it has been made in a multitude of countries for generations albeit under different names. In Germany they have spaetzle and in Greeze, orzo. So it might not be an Italian thing after all. But one thing is for sure, the Italians perfected it! Some argue that Thomas Jefferson helped push pasta into popularity. During a visit to Paris, Jefferson ate what he called macaroni. He enjoyed the dish so much that he returned to America with it. We don’t blame him, although we’re unsure how fresh that pasta would have been after a long trip! national spaghetti day

How To Celebrate

The only way to celebrate the day is with a piping hot bowl of No Drain Slim Spaghetti. The rest is up to you. Get creative with it. Seafood spaghetti, spicy spaghetti, spaghetti carbonara. The possibilities are endless. You could even play it safe and just use garlic and olive oil. No matter how you enjoy your spaghetti, take today to learn about the history of the delicious food!

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