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January 4 is National Spaghetti Day

Posted on January 4, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Spaghetti:

  1. The word, Spaghetti is the plural form of an Italian word spaghetto, meaning “thin string” or “twine.”
  2. Pasta existed for thousands of years before anyone ever thought to put tomato sauce on it.
  3. You can fry your leftover spaghetti noodles.
  4. The average person in Italy eats more than 51 pounds of pasta every year.
  5. According to Miss Manners (a.k.a. Judith Martin), a fork is the only utensil that may be used to eat spaghetti while anyone is looking.  According to Foodimentary, you can do it however you darn well please.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1493 Columbus returned from his first voyage to the New World.
  • 1863 James Plimpton of New York patented 4 wheeled roller skates.
  • 1905 Actor Sterling Holloway was born. He was also the voice of Winnie The Pooh, the honey loving bear in Disney’s animated version.
  • 1997 Billionaire Harry Helmsley died. Husband of the infamous Leona (‘Queen of Mean,’ ‘Queen of Greed’), his real estate holdings included the Empire State Building.
  • 2002 An Italian shepherd, the world’s oldest man died at the age of 112. Quote: “….love your brother and drink a good glass of red wine every day.”

January 4 is National Spaghetti Day

Posted on January 4, 2014

National Spaghetti Day

Five Food Finds about Spaghetti

  • The word, Spaghetti is the plural form of an Italian word spaghetto, meaning “thin string” or “twine.”
  • Pasta existed for thousands of years before anyone ever thought to put tomato sauce on it.
  • You can fry your leftover spaghetti noodles.
  • The average person in Italy eats more than 51 pounds of pasta every year.
  • According to Miss Manners (a.k.a. Judith Martin), a fork is the only utensil that may be used to eat spaghetti while anyone is looking.  According to Foodimentary, you can do it however you darn well please.

On This Day in Food History…

1493 Columbus returned from his first voyage to the New World.

1863 James Plimpton of New York patented 4 wheeled roller skates.

1905 Actor Sterling Holloway was born. He was also the voice of Winnie The Pooh, the honey loving bear in Disney’s animated version.

1997 Billionaire Harry Helmsley died. Husband of the infamous Leona (‘Queen of Mean,’ ‘Queen of Greed’), his real estate holdings included the Empire State Building.

2002 An Italian shepherd, the world’s oldest man died at the age of 112. Quote: “….love your brother and drink a good glass of red wine every day.”

some content is courtesy of FoodReference.com, used with permission

January 4 – National Spaghetti Day

Posted on January 4, 2013

National Spaghetti Day

Five Food Finds about Spaghetti

  • The word, Spaghetti is the plural form of an Italian word spaghetto, meaning “thin string” or “twine.”
  • Pasta existed for thousands of years before anyone ever thought to put tomato sauce on it.
  • You can fry your leftover spaghetti noodles.
  • The average person in Italy eats more than 51 pounds of pasta every year.
  • According to Miss Manners (a.k.a. Judith Martin), a fork is the only utensil that may be used to eat spaghetti while anyone is looking.  According to Foodimentary, you can do it however you darn well please.

On This Day in Food History…

1493 Columbus returned from his first voyage to the New World.

1863 James Plimpton of New York patented 4 wheeled roller skates.

1905 Actor Sterling Holloway was born. He was also the voice of Winnie The Pooh, the honey loving bear in Disney’s animated version.

1997 Billionaire Harry Helmsley died. Husband of the infamous Leona (‘Queen of Mean,’ ‘Queen of Greed’), his real estate holdings included the Empire State Building.

2002 An Italian shepherd, the world’s oldest man died at the age of 112. Quote: “….love your brother and drink a good glass of red wine every day.”

some content is courtesy of FoodReference.com, used with permission

Spaghetti

Posted on October 7, 2010

Italian for:

small sticks or twine

A long, thin, cylindrical pasta of Italian origin.Spaghetti is made of semolina or flour and water. Italian dried spaghetti is made from durum wheat semolina, but outside of Italy it may be made with other kinds of flour. Traditionally most spaghetti was 50cm (20ins) long, but shorter lengths gained in popularity during the latter half of the 20th century and now spaghetti is most commonly available in 25-30cm (10-12in) lengths. A variety of pasta dishes are based on it, from spaghetti with cheese and pepper or garlic and oil to a spaghetti with tomato, meat, and other sauces.

  

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