Jon Bon Jovi's family owns a pasta sauce company called Bongiovi Pasta Sauces. They use a recipe that has been passed down for generations. therecipe.com/celebs-own-…
Today I learned about the italian futurist cooking, a movement that proposed to abolish pasta and serve food like pineapple and sardines instead. Also they promoved the use of uv lights to treat food en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fut…
Mussolini beleived pasta was the reason for many problems in the italian society and pushed for rice based food like risotto.He had support from artists of Italian Futurism, who claimed that pasta made people weak and lazy. contemporaryfoodlab.com/h…
"Strozzapreti" is a type of pasta, which roughly translates as "the priest strangler" because supposedly priests were so ravenous for the noodle they would eat too quickly and choke to death on it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
There is a difference between pizza sauce and pasta sauce. Pizza sauce is purΓ©ed and uncooked, while pasta sauce is chunkier and slow simmered. thekitchn.com/is-there-a-…
Tomato sauce is not Italian at all but Mexican. The first tomato sauces were already being sold in the markets of Tenochtitlan when Spaniards arrived, and had many of the same ingredients (tomatoes, bell peppers, chilies) that would later define Italian tomato pasta sauces 200 years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
There's a tree of Italian pasta dishes with Cacio E Pepe at the very top, and each branch below changing by adding only one ingredient. youtube.com/watch?v=Ng7GW…
To this day, Pasta's ethnic roots are still being debated. Many Experts claim that it was a dish that was enjoyed in pre-Roman Italy, while many claim that Marco Polo brought Pasta from China. Before 1270, the Muslim geographer al-Idrisi wrote of seeing pasta produced on Sicily. nationalgeographic.com/hi…
β€œpasta fazool” comes from the Neapolitan version (β€œpasta e fasole”) of the Italian β€œpasta e fagioli” (β€œpasta and beans”) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
Pastafarian Niko Alm won the right to do his driving license photo wearing a pasta strainer on his head, after 3 years pursuing permission. He got the idea after reading that Austrian regulations allow headgear in official photos only when it is worn for religious reasons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly…
There are over 350 different types of pasta, and about 4 times as many names for them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Italians eat so much bread and pasta that the government will give Celiacs (gluten intolerant) a stipend of up to €140 to spend on Gluten free products. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
"Nuclear Pasta" is the actual name of the type of matter believed to comprise the crust of neutron stars. If it does exist it would be the strongest material in the universe. It's phases have been given then names: gnocchi, spaghetti, lasagna, bucatini and swiss cheese. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuc…
An Austrian man won the right to right to be shown on his driving-licence photo wearing a pasta strainer as "religious headgear". He claimed that he was a β€œPastafarian”, and the strainer was a requirement of his religion. bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…
Mussolini tried to outlaw Pasta contemporaryfoodlab.com/h…
Ink, expelled as a defence mechanism by octopus, cuttlefish and squid, was used in writing for centuries In present times, this ink is used as a sauce for pastas and has also been proven to be effective in treatment for cancer. wikipedia.org/wiki/Cephal…
Giorgetto Giugiaro, the designer of the Delorean, also designed a special pasta shape. jalopnik.com/this-pasta-w…
It is estimated that Italians eat over 27 kg (60 lb) of pasta per person. Pasta is so beloved in Italy that individual consumption exceeds the average production of wheat of the country; thus Italy frequently imports wheat for pasta making en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
There is a french version of ravioli which explains why ravioli is offered in french cuisine restaurants despite being a pasta. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rav…
Today I learned that men who acted effeminate, or gender neutral, in the West during the 18th century were referred to as Macaronis- as the pasta 'Macaroni' was deemed to be very fashionable at the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
There is a theoretical type of matter called Nuclear Pasta. It involves phases such as the gnocchi phase, the spaghetti phase, and the lasagna phase. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuc…
There’s a pasta dish so rare that for the past 200 years only a single Sardinian family has known how to make it atlasobscura.com/foods/th…
Austrian Wins Right To Wear Pasta Strainer In Driver’s License spaghettimonster.org/2011…
Today I learned about "Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management," an extensive guide to running a household in Victorian Britain, published in 1861. It recommends boiling pasta for an hour and forty-five minutes and states that potatoes are "suspicious; a great many are narcotic, and many are deleterious." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs…
Italy's first Military Battle after WW2 was at Checkpoint Pasta outside an abandoned Barilla factory in Somalia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
When any starchy food (Pasta) is cooked, cooled and reheated, it reduces the rise in blood glucose by 50%. bbc.com/news/magazine-296…
Naporitan (Japanese: γƒŠγƒγƒͺタン) is a popular Japanese pasta dish. It was created by Shigetada Irie (ε…₯ζ±ŸθŒ‚εΏ ), the general chef of the New Grand Hotel (Hotel New Grand) in Yokohama, when he was inspired by one of the military rations of GHQ, which was spaghetti mixed with tomato ketchup. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nap…
The Pasta Napoletana at the Cheesecake Factory contains over 2,300 calories. It would take 3 hrs of non stop running at 8 mph to burn it off. eatthis.com/worst-meals-2…
First Italian pasta recipe that called for tomato sauce appeared in 1839 theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Authentic tagliatelle pasta should be 12,270th part of the height of the Asinelli Tower in Bologna. italymagazine.com/dual-la…
Spaghettios didn’t create those small pasta rings, and they aren’t specific to Spaghettios; they’re called anelletti (or anelli) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ane…
The average pasta serving size is 480% larger than what's recommended ajph.aphapublications.org…
Donald Goerke was tasked with developing a canned pasta that would appeal to children. His team reportedly considered pasta in the shapes of baseballs, cowboys, spacemen and stars before settling on the "O" shape. He became known as "The Daddy-O of SpaghettiOs." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
The Bartman baseball was sold at auction and then detonated. The remains were boiled, the steam collected and distilled and added to a pasta sauce by the Harry Caray Restaurant Group. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Today I learned of an Anaheim chef who serves free pasta meals to "motel kids" whose families cannot afford permanent homes. The chef was inspired by his Italian mother who saw a child eating potato chips for dinner and told him in Italian, "You must feed them the pasta!" He has served over 270,000 meals. cnn.com/2011/LIVING/03/24…
It was not until 1844 that the first recipe appeared for the most common pasta dish today: spaghetti in tomato sauce. nationalgeographic.com/ar…
The only reason to add salt to water for cooking pasta is to add flavor. It would take 15 tablespoons of salt to raise the boiling temperature of 1L of water by 2 degrees. chemistry.about.com/od/fo…
The Cheesecake Factory's Bistro Shrimp Pasta has 3,120 calories and 89 grams of saturated fat and 1,090 milligrams of sodium. This is 150% of the daily recommended caloric intake for the average adult, in one meal. reuters.com/article/2013/…
The FDA allows up to nine rodent hairs in your 16-ounce box of pasta, three maggots in your 28-ounce can of tomatoes, and 136 insect fragments and four rodent hairs in a jar of peanut butter. menshealth.com/health/foo…
Today I learned of 'Mangia', an Atari 2600 video game in which a mother force feeds her son with pasta until he explodes. The boy can feed animals with the food, but if the mother sees him do so, she brings out three times as much pasta as punishment. 'Mangia' is among the rarest video games for collectors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
The recipe for pasta w/tomato sauce is only about 300 years old finedininglovers.com/stor…
Hulk Hogan's final WCW contract had clauses paying him $20,000 US per month to wear New World Order T-Shirts and allowed him to license his image for "Pasta, pasta restaurants, sandwiches, sun tan oil, health drink mixers and vitamins." scribd.com/doc/287131780/…
Inside neutron stars, nuclear material can form "nuclear pasta", where it exists in phases like the spaghetti and lasagna phase, so named for their resemblance to pasta. youtube.com/watch?v=euwta…
The Yankee Doodle lyrics "Stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni" refer not to the pasta, but to Macaroni fashion, a British type of pompous over-dressing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
The first record of a tomato based pasta sauce was in the 1790. Italian cuisine had no tomatoes until after New World contact since tomatoes originate from the Americas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
It's faster and more efficient to cook pasta in a frying pan. youtube.com/watch?v=Zkz4e…
In 2008 Pizza Hut changed their name to Pasta Hut in a publicity stunt to promote their Tuscani Pasta line. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piz…
Mousolini's wife survived WW2 and opened a pasta restaurant in her hometown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rac…
King Richard II of England's master cook's cookbook 'The Forme of Cury' (1390) featured several recipes for pasta oldcook.com/en/medieval-c…
An Austrian, claiming to be a member of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, successfully convinced his gov't that he had to wear a pasta strainer on his head for his driver's license photo because it was his "religious headgear". The gov't made him undergo a psychiatric evaluation first. bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…

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